Windows Vista VSS System Writer missing


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A little help would be appreciated. However, a lot of help is what I need.
Observe the System Writer is missing from the list of writers.

The following are the facts of my problem(s):

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\System32>vssadmin list writers
vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.

Writer name: 'SqlServerWriter'
Writer Id: {a65faa63-5ea8-4ebc-9dbd-a0c4db26912a}
Writer Instance Id: {99f6e993-f01b-4914-89ba-c418dd5851c0}
State: [1] Stable
Last error: No error

Writer name: 'ASR Writer'
Writer Id: {be000cbe-11fe-4426-9c58-531aa6355fc4}
Writer Instance Id: {58988d47-9c43-4126-bf7e-63a0891ec805}
State: [1] Stable
Last error: No error

Writer name: 'MSSearch Service Writer'
Writer Id: {cd3f2362-8bef-46c7-9181-d62844cdc0b2}
Writer Instance Id: {0d28c770-91ed-4fec-beeb-35d66780fa59}
State: [1] Stable
Last error: No error

Writer name: 'Shadow Copy Optimization Writer'
Writer Id: {4dc3bdd4-ab48-4d07-adb0-3bee2926fd7f}
Writer Instance Id: {156edc0e-c2ae-4fdf-b251-a3ead29eca51}
State: [1] Stable
Last error: No error

Writer name: 'COM+ REGDB Writer'
Writer Id: {542da469-d3e1-473c-9f4f-7847f01fc64f}
Writer Instance Id: {55f857b7-fcc2-43aa-ad2c-abf60a3d198a}
State: [1] Stable
Last error: No error

Writer name: 'WMI Writer'
Writer Id: {a6ad56c2-b509-4e6c-bb19-49d8f43532f0}
Writer Instance Id: {15fbe822-58bd-42ea-9d04-7f4135a174ef}
State: [1] Stable
Last error: No error

Writer name: 'Registry Writer'
Writer Id: {afbab4a2-367d-4d15-a586-71dbb18f8485}
Writer Instance Id: {4126095f-8683-416a-8434-00af966d692e}
State: [1] Stable
Last error: No error

C:\Windows\System32>net stop vss
The Volume Shadow Copy service is not started.

More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 3521.

C:\Windows\System32>regsvr32 ole32.dll
C:\Windows\System32>regsvr32 vss_ps.dll
C:\Windows\System32>Vssvc /Register
C:\Windows\System32>regsvr32 /i swprv.dll
C:\Windows\System32>regsvr32 /i eventcls.dll
C:\Windows\System32>regsvr32 es.dll
C:\Windows\System32>regsvr32 stdprov.dll
C:\Windows\System32>regsvr32 vssui.dll
C:\Windows\System32>regsvr32 msxml.dll
C:\Windows\System32>regsvr32 msxml3.dll
C:\Windows\System32>regsvr32 msxml4.dll
C:\Windows\System32>

See the four RegSvr32 error messages attached.

I have included in my profile my Laptop system configuration.
I will provide any additional information needed, as long as you tell me how to get it.

My goal is to resolve those error messages in the hope of finding the System Writer.

I am also getting the following Event Viewer errors.

Event ID 513 - CAPI2
Cryptographic Services failed while processing the OnIdentity() call in the System Writer Object.

Details:
AddCoreCsiFiles : BeginFileEnumeration() failed.

System Error:
Access is denied.
.

Event ID 12289 - VSS
Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error RegOpenKeyExW(-2147483646,System\CurrentControlSet\Services\EventLog\Application\VSS,...). hr = 0x80070005.

Event ID 8193 - VSS
Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine IEventSystem::Store. hr = 0x80070005.

If that is anything else I can provide, I don't know about it.

Appreciate any and all assistance.

Gandalf
 

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VSS event 8193

Try this

Browse to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\S-1-5-18


Delete all starting with D42



Delete all schedules tasks



Then register the DLL’s:-

net stop vss

regsvr32 /s ole32.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

Cheers
 
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Thanks for the reply.

Unfortunately, directory C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data doesn't exist.
What program would have created it or should I manually create it?

Also, specifically, how do I "Delete all schedules tasks"?

Thanks for the help...
 
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VSS issue

Hi

Try this one. It just worked sweet for me:-


How to troubleshoot "AOFO: Initialization failure" errors for "Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)" service during Backups/Restores
Details:

VSS based backups/restores may fail with various AOFO initialization errors. Windows Application log on the affected server may report various VSS related errors/warnings like, Event ID 20 or Event ID 8193 for event source "VSS". Description for event ID 20 and Event ID 8193 is shown in section 1 and Section 2 respectively:

Section 1.

***************************************************************************************************************
Volume Shadow Copy Service error: A critical component required by the Volume Shadow Copy service is not registered. This might happened if an error occurred during Windows setup or during installation of a Shadow Copy provider. The error returned from CoCreateInstance on class with CLSID {faf53cc4-bd73-4e36-83f1-2b23f46e513e} and Name VSSEvent is [0x80040154]
***************************************************************************************************************

Section 2.

***************************************************************************************************************
Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine CoCreateInstance.
***************************************************************************************************************

To confirm the status of VSS writers, on the affected server run vssadmin list writers from command prompt. It may not show some/any writers at the prompt.


If the writers are not listed follow the steps listed below in Section A and Section B.

Note: The list below includes configuration changes that have been provided by our customer base to resolve VSS related issues. It is advisable to consult Microsoft before making the changes below:

Section A:

To register / re-register Microsoft Shadow Copy Provider and Volume Shadow Copy Services DLLs


1. Open a command prompt (Start>Run>CMD).

2. Execute the following commands:

Net stop vss
Net stop swprv

3. Change directory to \windows\system32 (i.e.: cd C:\windows\system32)

4. Register the below mentioned .dll files by executing the following commands:

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

5. Execute the following commands:

Net Start vss
Net Start swprv

6. Re-run the command vssadmin list writers.

If VSS issue still persists refer to the following Microsoft KB article

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940032

After following Section A if the issue still persists, follow Section B.

Section B:

1. Stop the Microsoft Shadow Copy Provider &Volume Shadow Copy Service.

2. Export the contents of the HKLM\Software\Microsoft\EventSystem key to a .regfile.

Warning:Incorrect use of the Windows registry editor may prevent the operating system from functioning properly. Great care should be taken when making changes to a Windows registry. Registry modifications should only be carried-out by persons experienced in the use of the registry editor application. It is recommended that a complete backup of the registry and workstation be made prior to making any registry changes.

3. Delete the HKLM\Software\Microsoft\EventSystem\{26c409cc-ae86-11d1-b616-00805fc79216}\Subscriptions key. (Do not delete the EventClasses key).

4. Restart the server.

5. Run the"VSSADMIN LIST WRITERS" command.

This causes the VSS entries in the HKLM\Software\Microsoft\EventSystem\{26c409cc-ae86-11d1-b616-00805fc79216}\Subscriptions key to be rebuilt when the writers initialize.
 

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