Windows XP MS Software Shadow Copy Provider

 

MS Software Shadow Copy Provider

 

Article by Marc Liron - Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience)

 


Windows XP Services

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Below is a description of this Windows XP service:

MS Software Shadow Copy Provider

# Service Name:

SwPrv

# Service Description:

Manages software-based volume shadow copies taken by the Volume Shadow Copy service. If this service is stopped, software-based volume shadow copies cannot be managed. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.


# Default Settings:

Default setting in Windows XP Professional: Manual
Default setting in Windows XP Home: Manual


# This Windows service logs on as:

Local System

# The default path for this Windows service is:

%systemroot%\system32\dllhost.exe

# This Windows service depends on the following system components:

Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

# The following services have a dependency on this service:

None

Marc Says:

This service is associated with the Microsoft Backup Utility. If you use this utility, you might want to leave set at Manual, but otherwise you might want to turn it to Disabled. (In Windows Vista this service has been vastly improved.)

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