volume shadow "restore previous versions"

Is there a specific policy setting on windows server 2008 R2, that defines how long "restore previous versions" option (which i beleive is linked to shadow copy) will go back for. Ours seem to default to 1 week, but I wanted something definitive and to see where this would be set.
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

I think there is a 64 copy limit - although this can be edited using the MaxShadowCopies registry key up to 512 per volume i think

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
pma111Author Commented:
so there should be 64 previous versions of the file/folder available?
There is a limit of 64 shadow copies per volume that can be stored. When this limit is reached, the oldest shadow copy will be deleted and cannot be retrieved.

Taken from:


Also take a read of post:

10 Holiday Gifts Perfect for Your Favorite Geeks

Still have some holiday shopping to do for the geeks in your life? While toys, clothing, games, and gift cards are still viable options for your friends and family, there’s more reason than ever to consider gadgets and software.

David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Don't forget that you need the available free hard drive space and the space to hold this allocated for shadow copies (under system protection)
pma111Author Commented:
Im somewhat confused, as our H drives are setup for offline working / sync centre, so where is it pulling the shadow copies from, the local HDD or the server to which the offline files are synched?
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Shadow copies use Volume Shadow Copy Service.. use vssadmin to set where the copies are stored
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Server 2008

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.