Event ID 40 — VSS Shadow Copy Provider Operations

Updated: January 27, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

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Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) providers manage running volumes and create shadow copies of them on demand.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 40
Source: VSS
Version: 6.1
Symbolic Name: VSS_ERROR_SWPRV_DISABLED
Message: Volume Shadow Copy Service error: The Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider (SWPRV) service is disabled. Enable the service and try again. %1

Resolve

Ensure that the Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider service is enabled

This event indicates that the Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider service is not enabled.

To perform this procedure, you must have membership in Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To ensure that the Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider service is enabled:

  1. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Services.
  2. In the results pane, double-click Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider.
  3. Ensure that Startup type is set to Manual.
  4. Click OK.

Verify

To verify that the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) providers are operating correctly, retry the previous operation.

Related Management Information

VSS Shadow Copy Provider Operations

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