VSSAdmin list writers lists no writers

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Jim Behning, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Jim Behning

    Jim Behning Guest

    I have followed
    I see no result when I run vssvc /register but all the others do give a
    dialog box. Those registry keys are present.

    I found a post from a MS engineer that I followed. I get an error when
    reinstalling the com about not being able to stop the event viewer. The com
    key in the registry is recreated. Still no results with list writer.

    I scanned the c: drive with both boxes checked and it comes up clean.

    No third party backup software unless you consider Robocopy a third party

    I have trace logging turned on but with no writers being listed even though
    they keep getting recreated in the registry looking at the trace log may not
    be useful.

    I am getting VSS 12032 and VSS 8194 errors

    Here is the last post I was following which did not help.

    Hello Rick,

    After checking the files you provided, I found that the issue would occur
    if you installed some third party backup tools. If you have installed,
    please remove them to try again.
    We may need to reinstall COM+, and then re-register the services and
    binaries again.

    To reinstall COM+, follow these steps:

    a. Backup and then delete HKLM\Software\Microsoft\COM3

    b. Boot to Recovery console and rename clbcatq.dll to ~clbcatq.dll. Be sure
    to use the tilde.

    Boot to normal mode and in Control Panel, open the Add or Remove Programs
    tool, and then open the Add/Remove Windows Components tool. Do not make any
    changes, just click "Next". This reinstalls COM+

    a. Stop the Volume Shadow Copy service: Open a command prompt and change
    directories to \WINDOWS\system32 (this is important when you begin
    registering the DLLs):

    net stop vss

    b. Then register the following DLLs and services (be sure you're still in
    the WINDOWS\system32 directory at your command prompt):

    regsvr32 ole32.dll
    regsvr32 vss_ps.dll
    Vssvc /Register
    regsvr32 /i swprv.dll
    regsvr32 /i eventcls.dll
    regsvr32 es.dll
    regsvr32 stdprov.dll
    regsvr32 vssui.dll
    regsvr32 msxml.dll
    regsvr32 msxml3.dll
    regsvr32 msxml4.dll

    Start the Volume Shadow Copy service by running "net start vss", do a test
    backup and see how it goes.

    3. Please also check the following register key:

    On the SBS server, open Registry Editor, locate the registry key
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{FAF53CC4-BD73-4E36-83F1-2B23F46E513E}, normally
    you should find the following keys and values:


    32] Default="C:\WINDOWS\system32\ES.DLL""ThreadingModel"="Both"



    Please make sure your server has the keys and values listed above, and the
    values have the correct data.

    4. Prepare a Clean Boot environment on the server.
    1. Click Start and Click Run, and in the "Open" line, type in "MSCONFIG"
    (without the quotation marks) and click OK.
    2. Under the Service tab, check "Hide All Microsoft Services", and then
    click "Disable All" button. In this way, we can disable all the services
    which belong to third-party programs.
    3. Under the Startup tab, click "Disable All" button.

    4. Click OK.
    5. Choose Yes to restart the computer.
    6. Check "Don't show this message or launch the system configuration
    utility when Windows starts".
    7. Please check if the issue persists.

    NOTE: We can check on Normal Startup in the General tab to roll back to
    Normal Mode after we get this issue resolved.

    If the problem persists, please collect the following information:

    1. Can you manually run the ntbackup to local hard disk? To do so:

    a. Click Start, click Run, type ntbackup, and then press Enter. The Backup
    or Restore Wizard launches.
    b. On the Welcome to the Backup or Restore Wizard page, click Advanced Mode.
    c. Click the Backup tab. From the Job menu, choose Load Selections.
    d. In the File Name box type %sbsprogramdir%\backup.
    e. Click Small Business Backup Script.bks to select, and click Open.
    f. Please choose your local hard disk as backup destination.
    g. On the Backup tab, click Start Backup.
    h. Can the problem be reproduced?

    Best regards,

    Manfred Zhuang(MSFT)
    Microsoft Online Newsgroup Support
    Jim Behning, Jul 7, 2008
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  2. Shots in the dark Jim....

    SBS Backup 0x800423f4 error resolved?

    Which leadsd to...

    SBS Backup Fails on VSS 0x800423f4 error
    http://www.taznetworks.com/solutions/sbs/sbs backup 0x800f23f4.html


    SBS Backup Fails on VSS 0x800423f4 error Part 3
    That resolution doesn't work, however, this one does. You just need to
    re-register one of the SQL dll's to fix it.

    cd C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\COM
    regsvr32 sqlvdi.dll

    Merv Porter [SBS-MVP]

    Merv Porter [SBS-MVP], Jul 7, 2008
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  3. Jim Behning

    Jim Behning Guest

    Sorry I did not mention Standard Edition with no SQL or ISA. I did run the
    sql command but that did nothing.

    Jim Behning, Jul 7, 2008
  4. Is that actually an EventID 12302 and not a 12032?

    EventyID 12302

    Error message when you run the "vssadmin list writers" command on a Windows
    Server 2003-based computer: "Error: 0x8000FFFF"

    I also see some indications that these EventIDs may be caused by an Iomega
    Rev drive or a SCSI problem.

    Merv Porter [SBS-MVP]

    Merv Porter [SBS-MVP], Jul 7, 2008
  5. Is the 'Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider' service 'Started'?

    Merv Porter [SBS-MVP]

    Merv Porter [SBS-MVP], Jul 7, 2008
  6. Does Shadow Copy work with a "manual backup" using NTBackup?

    Merv Porter [SBS-MVP]

    Merv Porter [SBS-MVP], Jul 7, 2008
  7. Any other servers on the network?

    Merv Porter [SBS-MVP]

    Merv Porter [SBS-MVP], Jul 7, 2008
  8. And after registering ole32.dll, did you reboot?

    Merv Porter [SBS-MVP]

    Merv Porter [SBS-MVP], Jul 7, 2008
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