Windows Server 2012 R2 Shadow Copy Location change problem

Hey Guys,

I have a new Windows Server  2012 system. I want to do Shadow Copies on my D: (Data Drive) to a partition I created especially to store my shadow copies X: (Shadow Copy). So when I go into the D: properties and select the X: drive from the drop down list and click ok I get this message. "Failed to create the storage area association. Error 0x8004231d: The specified shadow copy storage association is in use and so can't be deleted." This is a new server none of the volumes have shadow copy enabled. I just always like to have separate partition for my shadow copies. Now the system will let me store the shadow copies on the D:, but I would rather have them on a separate partition.

I have tried disabling VSS Service while doing this and I get the same error. I saw a post on here stating to do that and that did not work. Any other suggestions? I could leave the shadow copies on D: because I have plenty of space but I would feel better storing them on another partition.
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Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantCommented:
Although this says 2008r2 it is the same procedure to move it (look towards the bottom of this page) Make sure that the drive you are going to use (X) is not making shadow copies of itself too.
rraymond1130Author Commented:
I was unable to change the Shadow Copy location, so I left it on the same partition.

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