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  • I am having problems with my Volume Shadow Copy Service.  The message I get is VSS was denied access to the root of volume. I tried to use the  icacls <VolumeRootPath> /grant system:f command with C:\ as the VolumeRootPath.  This though did not resolve the problem even though after running the script my system responded that one file was changed successfully.  I am currently operating in a minimal driver load boot and am still having problems running vssadmin list volumes.  The error I get is: Error: The shadow copy provider had an unexpected error while trying to process.  Listed below is the full description of the error in event viewer.

    log Name:      Application
    Source:        VSS
    Date:          7/2/2012 5:30:55 PM
    Event ID:      12348
    Task Category: None
    Level:         Warning
    Keywords:      Classic
    User:          N/A
    Computer:      MikeCertini-PC
    Description:
    Volume Shadow Copy Service warning: VSS was denied access to the root of volume \\?\Volume{4be0a544-41dc-11df-be44-002564598f8d}\. Denying administrators from accessing volume roots can cause many unexpected failures, and will prevent VSS from functioning properly.  Check security on the volume, and try the operation again.

    Operation:
       Removing auto-release shadow copies
       Loading provider

    Context:
       Execution Context: System Provider
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
      <System>
        <Provider Name="VSS" />
        <EventID Qualifiers="0">12348</EventID>
        <Level>3</Level>
        <Task>0</Task>
        <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-07-03T00:30:55.000Z" />
        <EventRecordID>892805</EventRecordID>
        <Channel>Application</Channel>
        <Computer>MikeCertini-PC</Computer>
        <Security />
      </System>
      <EventData>
        <Data>\\?\Volume{4be0a544-41dc-11df-be44-002564598f8d}\</Data>
        <Data>

    Operation:
       Removing auto-release shadow copies
       Loading provider

    Context:
       Execution Context: System Provider</Data>
        <Binary>2D20436F64653A2053505250524F564330303030323332352D2043616C6C3A2053505250524F564330303030323236372D205049443A202030303030333330382D205449443A202030303030313936342D20434D443A2020433A5C57696E646F77735C53797374656D33325C737663686F73742E657865202D6B2073777072762D20557365723A204E5420415554484F524954595C53595354454D20202020202D205369643A2020532D312D352D3138</Binary>
      </EventData>
    </Event>

    Tuesday, July 3, 2012 1:10 AM

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