Disable Shadow Copies for Shared Folders

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To disable Shadow Copies of Shared Folders

  1. Open Computer Management.

  2. In the console tree, right-click Shared Folders, select All Tasks, and then click Configure Shadow Copies.


    • Computer Management\System Tools\Shared Folders
  3. Click the volume where you want to disable Shadow Copies of Shared Folders, and then click Disable.


  • Disabling Shadow Copies of Shared Folders will delete all existing shadow copies on the volume, as well as the scheduled task, if one exists.


  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure.

  • To open Computer Management, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


Shared Folders overview
Change the settings for Shadow Copies of Shared Folders
Deploying Shadow Copies for Shared Folders