Event ID 40 — VSS Shadow Copy Provider Operations
Updated: January 27, 2011
Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2
Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) providers manage running volumes and create shadow copies of them on demand.
|Product:||Windows Operating System|
|Message:||Volume Shadow Copy Service error: The Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider (SWPRV) service is disabled. Enable the service and try again. %1|
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:
- Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Services.
- In the results pane, double-click Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider.
- Ensure that Startup type is set to Manual.
- Click OK.
To verify that the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) providers are operating correctly, retry the previous operation.