Troubleshooting VSS Errors

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      To troubleshoot VSS errors, run vssadmin list writers in the command prompt to get a list of VSS errors. Then find the VSS Writer name that has the error in the table below:

      VSS Writer Service Name Service Display Name
      ASR Writer VSS Volume Shadow Copy
      BITS Writer BITS Background Intelligent Transfer Service
      COM+ REGDB Writer VSS Volume Shadow Copy
      DFS Replication service writer DFSR DFS Replication
      DHCP Jet Writer DHCPServer DHCP Server
      FRS Writer NtFrs File Replication
      FSRM writer srmsvc File Server Resource Manager
      IIS Config Writer AppHostSvc Application Host Helper Service
      IIS Metabase Writer IISADMIN IIS Admin Service
      Microsoft Exchange Writer MSExchangeIS Microsoft Exchange Information Store
      Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer vmms Hyper-V Virtual Machine Management
      NTDS NTDS Active Directory Domain Services
      OSearch VSS Writer OSearch Office SharePoint Server Search
      OSearch14 VSS Writer OSearch14 SharePoint Server Search 14
      Registry Writer VSS Volume Shadow Copy
      Shadow Copy Optimization Writer VSS Volume Shadow Copy
      SPSearch VSS Writer SPSearch Windows SharePoint Services Search
      SPSearch4 VSS Writer SPSearch4 SharePoint Foundation Search V4
      SqlServerWriter SQLWriter SQL Server VSS Writer
      System Writer CryptSvc Cryptographic Services
      TermServLicensing TermServLicensing Remote Desktop Licensing
      WINS Jet Writer WINS Windows Internet Name Service (WINS)
      WMI Writer Winmgmt Windows Management Instrumentation

      Once you have the service name, you know what to restart / troubleshoot to fix your VSS error.

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