Configure guest operating systems for VSS-based backups to enable application-consistent snapshots for Hyper-V Replica

Applies To: Windows Server 2016

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Property Details
Operating System Windows Server 2016
Product/Feature Hyper-V
Severity Error
Category Configuration

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Application-consistent snapshots requires that Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS) is enabled and configured in the guest operating systems of virtual machines participating in replication.


Even if application-consistent snapshots are specified in the replication configuration, Hyper-V will not use them unless VSS is configured. This impacts the following virtual machines:

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Use Virtual Machine Connection to install integration services in the virtual machine.