Missing VSS writers from "vssadmin list writers"

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Hong, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Hong

    Hong Guest

    Windows 2003 SP2

    Upon coming across the errors on VSS 'Microsoft Exchange Writer' below (note
    there are 2 entries for 'Microsoft Exchange Writer)

    vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
    (C) Copyright 2001 Microsoft Corp.

    Writer name: 'System Writer'
    Writer Id: {e8132975-6f93-4464-a53e-1050253ae220}
    Writer Instance Id: {92ca8f7c-2843-4aaa-8f97-a6cd14a20798}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'SqlServerWriter'

    Writer Id: {a65faa63-5ea8-4ebc-9dbd-a0c4db26912a}
    Writer Instance Id: {e917d5f0-03ca-447f-8b59-eb0380a4c600}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'Microsoft Exchange Writer'
    Writer Id: {76fe1ac4-15f7-4bcd-987e-8e1acb462fb7}
    Writer Instance Id: {67b71563-27c0-4ff0-8c8b-a9fa602f0761}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: Retryable error

    Writer name: 'IIS Metabase Writer'
    Writer Id: {59b1f0cf-90ef-465f-9609-6ca8b2938366}
    Writer Instance Id: {7a6cdbbd-e41e-4285-8762-3c74ad0004b8}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'Microsoft Exchange Writer'
    Writer Id: {76fe1ac4-15f7-4bcd-987e-8e1acb462fb7}
    Writer Instance Id: {6a6af7d2-045a-4d4b-a4ed-4116a07b5b44}
    State: [7] Failed
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'Registry Writer'
    Writer Id: {afbab4a2-367d-4d15-a586-71dbb18f8485}
    Writer Instance Id: {707b60fd-fde8-4cf0-b04e-a6f36571c293}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'MSDEWriter'
    Writer Id: {f8544ac1-0611-4fa5-b04b-f7ee00b03277}
    Writer Instance Id: {f2c95e13-d0b7-48c2-bfb5-f035a4644db7}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'WMI Writer'
    Writer Id: {a6ad56c2-b509-4e6c-bb19-49d8f43532f0}
    Writer Instance Id: {f485c44f-5beb-42b8-8ed9-b95b515c0b9d}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'Event Log Writer'
    Writer Id: { }
    Writer Instance Id: {5a1a136a-49a7-48a0-ae69-2f50b6a1b747}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'COM+ REGDB Writer'
    Writer Id: {542da469-d3e1-473c-9f4f-7847f01fc64f}
    Writer Instance Id: {28ed9088-08f8-4bb0-9f5a-402914aaa1db}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    and restarting Exchange, Backup application, VSS and VSPRV services made no
    difference

    Next is to apply the steps in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940184 to
    clean up any consistency; unfortunately after having done all the steps in
    KB940184,
    "vssadmin list writers" produced fewer writers as below where application
    writers such as SQL, Exchange failed to register


    vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
    (C) Copyright 2001 Microsoft Corp.

    Writer name: 'MSDEWriter'
    Writer Id: {f8544ac1-0611-4fa5-b04b-f7ee00b03277}
    Writer Instance Id: {f2c95e13-d0b7-48c2-bfb5-f035a4644db7}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'COM+ REGDB Writer'
    Writer Id: {542da469-d3e1-473c-9f4f-7847f01fc64f}
    Writer Instance Id: {28ed9088-08f8-4bb0-9f5a-402914aaa1db}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'Event Log Writer'
    Writer Id: {eee8c692-67ed-4250-8d86-390603070d00}
    Writer Instance Id: {5a1a136a-49a7-48a0-ae69-2f50b6a1b747}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'Registry Writer'
    Writer Id: {afbab4a2-367d-4d15-a586-71dbb18f8485}
    Writer Instance Id: {707b60fd-fde8-4cf0-b04e-a6f36571c293}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    There seems to have a procedure to re-register COM+ but I couldn't find
    procedures for others

    Thanks for any remedial advice

    Hong
     
    Hong, Mar 19, 2009
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  2. Hong

    Hong Guest

    Somehow, it was successful to re-create the missing Exchange writers by
    re-doing the steps in KB940184 with miminal number of running applications
    esp Exchange

    Hong

     
    Hong, Mar 30, 2009
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