VSS Fails / vssadmin list writers shows no writers

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by richlich, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. richlich

    richlich Guest

    Windows Server 2003 x64 with latest patches and SP.

    VSS service will not start. Gives "file not found" in System log. ImagePath
    in registry is correct and vssvc.exe is in the path (%SystemRoot%\system32)
    shown in the registry.

    Running vssadmin list writers doesn't show any writers.

    Please help as this is affecting our ability to back up or Exchange 2007
    mailstores and the System State on this server.

    Many thanks!
     
    richlich, Oct 30, 2008
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  2. richlich

    richlich Guest

    Don't know. Checking. (New here.) I'm betting that unless it was in WSUS, it
    probably hasn't been applied.
     
    richlich, Oct 30, 2008
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  3. Don't know. Checking. (New here.) I'm betting that unless it was in WSUS, it
    I guarantee it was not.

    - Thee Chicago Wolf
     
    Thee Chicago Wolf, Oct 30, 2008
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  4. richlich

    richlich Guest

    That's what I had guessed. Well, I downloaded the roll-up and told my boss
    about it. He's supposed to get this fixed before our month-end backups this
    weekend. We'll see what happens in the next day or two. I'll be back,
    probably on Monday, with and update.
     
    richlich, Oct 30, 2008
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  5. That's what I had guessed. Well, I downloaded the roll-up and told my boss
    Great, let me know how it goes. By the way, the only other post-VSS
    rollup hotfixes are the following.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943669
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940252
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935460
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956000
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/887013

    If the VSS roll-up doesn't help, grab and apply the others as well. It
    won't hurt anything and may rule out VSS as causing you the headache.

    - Thee Chicago Wolf
     
    Thee Chicago Wolf, Oct 30, 2008
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  6. richlich

    richlich Guest

    Many thanks for the additional information!


     
    richlich, Oct 31, 2008
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