How do I re register a VSS DLL?

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How do I re register a VSS DLL?

Windows XP ONLY

  1. Open Command Prompt.
  2. Type: CD %WINDIR%\System32 and hit enter.
  3. Run the following commands in order: Net stop vss. Net stop swprv. 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.
  4. Reboot the computer.

How do I manually restart VSS?


  1. Find each of the VSS writers in a failed state by using the command in command prompt (Run As Administrator) – ‘ vssadmin list writers ‘.
  2. Mark and copy all the failed VSS writers.
  3. Find the VSS writer’s associated Service Display Name in the table below and restart the service.

How do I restart failed VSS writers?

Find the failed VSS writers and their associated services, and restart them:

  1. Click the Start button then type CMD.
  2. Type vssadmin list writers to find each of the VSS writers in a failed state.
  3. Restart the service to clear the failed state.
  4. Make a list or take a screenshot of all failed VSS writers.

How do you fix VSS?

Repairing VSS Writers

  1. On the target machine, open an elevated command prompt with administrator privileges.
  2. Run the command vssadmin list writers , and make a note of any writers in a Failed state.
  3. Open services.
  4. Open task manager and hard kill the processes for the related failed VSS writers.
  5. Return to services.

How do I enable VSS?


  1. Open Windows Explorer or the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Disk Management snap-in, then right-click the drive.
  2. Select Properties from the context menu.
  3. Select the Shadow Copies tab.
  4. Under “Select a volume,” select the volume for which you want to enable Shadow Copies.
  5. Click Settings to configure VSS.

What is VSS error?

This error means that Microsoft VSS failed to take a snapshot of your file systems and that the backup job will be unable to backup any files that are opened exclusively by other applications. The most common cause of this error is that VSS has been disabled on one or more of the volumes that are part of the backup.

How to re-register VSS writers on Windows Server?

Stop the following services: Volume Shadow Copy and Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider. Make sure that the error of the problem VSS writer has disappeared. This method of restarting and re-registering of VSS components is effective both on Windows Server 2008 / 2012/ R2 and on Windows Server 2016.

Why is my VSS service not re-registering?

If the command vssadmin list writers does not produce an output, the commands in this article can help to re-register the VSS Service ‘s associated DLL binaries. Conflicting VSS-aware applications running on the protected machine is a common cause of backup errors.

How to re-register VSS binaries in 32-bit systems?

To re-register VSS binaries and services on 32-bit systems, copy the following code into a file, and name it FIXVSS32.bat. Run it with administrative privileges. NOTE: In certain cases, it is normal for the msxml commands to not install, or fail to register. The eventcls and es commands fail to register on Vista and newer systems.

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