"vssadmin list writers" is empty

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  1. jlgager

    jlgager MDL Developer

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    #1 jlgager, Jul 26, 2012
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  2. QuantumBug

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    Have you tried Powershell as well as command, plus make sure you have run either as administrator.
     
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  3. jlgager

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    When I run it in powershell it shows blank again.
    When I run it in Elevated Command Prompt I get:

    Waiting for responses.
    These may be delayed if a shadow copy is being prepared.

    Error: Internal error.
     
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    #4 QuantumBug, Jul 26, 2012
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  5. jlgager

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    Ok I ran sfc and it says it did not find any integrity violations. I cannot restart it till later tonight because it is an active server.

    It is Server 2008 R2 Standard.

    This also has nothing to do with TSM Backup as i am not using that software.
    I cannot do backups with any software because of the error: Error while initializing VSS writers.

    When I run "vssadmin list providers" i get only "Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0"
    Provider Id: {b5946137-7b9f-4925-af80-51abd60b20d5}
    Version: 1.0.0.7

    When I try to start the "COM+ Event System" it states that the service "Started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they are not in use"
     
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  6. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    Hmm, not sure I can help anymore. All of this server stuff is beyond me.

    Sorry.
     
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  7. jlgager

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    Its ok thanks for the effort. Anyone else have any ideas as this is urgent as I cannot backup those VHDs and this is at my business and these virtual machines host databases for our clients.
     
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  8. Russtavo

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    Sometimes re-registering VSS core components can fix errors. Copy the following commands to Notepad and save the file with a ‘.bat’ extension. Run the .bat file by opening a command prompt and entering the .bat file name.

    cd /d %windir%\system32
    net stop vss
    net stop swprv
    regsvr32 /s ole32.dll
    regsvr32 /s oleaut32.dll
    regsvr32 /s vss_ps.dll
    vssvc /register
    regsvr32 /s /i swprv.dll
    regsvr32 /s /i eventcls.dll
    regsvr32 /s es.dll
    regsvr32 /s stdprov.dll
    regsvr32 /s vssui.dll
    regsvr32 /s msxml.dll
    regsvr32 /s msxml3.dll
    regsvr32 /s msxml4.dll
    vssvc /register
    net start swprv
    net start vss
     
  9. jlgager

    jlgager MDL Developer

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    That didnt work either thanks thought
     
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