Vssadmin list providers

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8

Lists registered volume shadow copy providers.

For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.


vssadmin list providers


There are no parameters for this command.


  • The vssadmin list providers command displays the provider name, the provider type, the provider ID, and the version of each installed shadow copy provider.


To list the currently registered shadow copy providers, type:

vssadmin list providers

Output similar to the following is displayed:

Provider name: 'Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0'
   Provider type: System
   Provider Id: {b5946137-7b9f-4925-af80-51abd60b20d5}

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