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VSS Snapshot Failure in Windows Server Core Container RRS feed

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  • Hello.  Is VSS supported within a Windows Container?  Using DiskShadow utility fails (see below).  From a VSS API perspective, 'IVssBackupComponents::AddToSnapshotSet' is failing with error 'E_INVALIDARG' (0x80070057).  Insight is appreciated.  Thank you.

    Windows Server Core Container...

    C:\>ver
    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.14393]

    C:\>diskshadow.exe
    Microsoft DiskShadow version 1.0
    Copyright (C) 2013 Microsoft Corporation
    On computer:  BESERVERCORE2,  8/31/2016 5:23:41 PM

    DISKSHADOW> set context volatile nowriters
    DISKSHADOW> begin backup
    DISKSHADOW> add volume c:
    The provider does not support volume shadow copies for this volume in this context.
    You must either change the context or add a different volume.
    Note that changing the context might cause existing volumes in the shadow copy set to become unsupported.

    Wednesday, August 31, 2016 9:45 PM

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