ms shadow copy provider missing

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by McTwistie, Jun 30, 2009.

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  1. McTwistie

    McTwistie Registered Member

    Jun 30, 2009
    There are a few posts about this issue out there but no fixes ever given. Here is a working fix for broken Dcom, COM+ and Shadow Copy.


    1. Remove HKLM\Software\Microsoft\COM3

    This will allow you to re-install Com3

    2. Administrative Tools \ Components \ DCom fix registrations

    Our DCOM and COM+ were both broken, but clicking on the DCOM in Components re-registered most DCOM objects. This in turn allowed com+ to re-install. Without the Dcom, Com+ re-install will fail.

    3. Add remove / Windows Components next next fixes COM+

    The Install might ask for Windows XP SP3 CD - Point it to the files and it should complete.

    4. Manually Start COM+ Services

    5. Run c:\windows\system32\runme.bat

    VSSUI.DLL only exists on servers. Don't worry if it fails to register.

    SWPRV is the MS Software Shadow Copy Provider service. Once registered this service should now appear.

    net stop vss
    regsvr32 ole32.dll
    regsvr32 vss_ps.dll
    Vssvc /Register
    regsvr32 /i swprv.dll
    regsvr32 /i eventcls.dll
    regsvr32 es.dll
    regsvr32 stdprov.dll
    regsvr32 vssui.dll
    regsvr32 msxml.dll
    regsvr32 msxml3.dll
    regsvr32 msxml4.dll
  2. GlobalForce

    GlobalForce Regular Poster

    Jun 30, 2004
    Garden State, USA
    Welcome McTwistie.

    COM corruption's one thing, VSS base components another. Mind you info posted herein carries more legitimacy when folks can reference it.
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