Windows XP Volume Shadow Copy Service

 

Volume Shadow Copy

 

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:

Volume Shadow Copy

# Service Name:

VSS

# Service Description:

Manages and implements Volume Shadow Copies used for backup and other purposes. If this service is stopped, shadow copies will be unavailable for backup and the backup may fail. 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\vssvc.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:

The Windows XP operating system has a number of components to enhance your storage capabilities on this operating system. Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) is one of them and it provides the backup infrastructure for Windows XP.

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