Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) provider is not registered : Error 0x80042304

Neil Petty
Neil Petty used Ask the Experts™
Shadow Copy Initialisation Failed - Error 0x80042304: The Volume shadow copy provider is not registered in the system.

Seen from within Disk Management > C:\ > Properties > Shadow Copies

Other Details :Windows 2012 R2, HyperV, Avamar Backups
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Thanks myousufali-  found that earlier - dd not work for me!,  however :

cityofarlington  put me on the right track.

The registry entry needed to be imported was the following :
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

@="Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0"


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The registry component was gathered from another working host!

Noting that the issues was related to the Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0

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