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How to Fix Missing Writer - "vssadmin list writers"

How to fix Missing Writer :
*** Applies to: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 ***
 
If  DataShield Fails with error message "Writer Missing" or "Failed" or "Timed Out" or "Waiting for Completion" in command  " vssadmin list writers ", follow the below instructions to fix the issue:
 
From elevated cmd (run as Admin) execute following commands sequentially …
 
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Takeown /f %windir%\winsxs\temp\PendingRenames /a 
icacls %windir%\winsxs\temp\PendingRenames /grant "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(RX)"
icacls %windir%\winsxs\temp\PendingRenames /grant "YourDomain\Domain Admins":(RX)
icacls %windir%\winsxs\temp\PendingRenames /grant "YourDomain\Domain Users":(RX)
icacls %windir%\winsxs\temp\PendingRenames /grant "NT Service\trustedinstaller:(F)"
icacls %windir%\winsxs\temp\PendingRenames /grant BUILTIN\Users:(RX)
 
Takeown /f %windir%\winsxs\filemaps\* /a 
icacls %windir%\winsxs\filemaps\*.* /grant "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(RX)"
icacls %windir%\winsxs\filemaps\*.* /grant "NT Service\trustedinstaller:(F)"
icacls %windir%\winsxs\filemaps\*.* /grant BUILTIN\Users:(RX)
 
net stop cryptsvc && net start cryptsvc
 
net stop vss && net start vss
 
net stop Winmgmt && net start Winmgmt
 

 

How to fix Missing Writer :
*** Applies to: Windows Server 2003 ***
 
If  DataShield Fails with error message "Writer Missing" or "Failed" or "Timed Out" or "Waiting for Completion" in command  " vssadmin list writers ", follow the below instructions to fix the issue
 
 
Open command prompt and change directory to windows/system32 and type in the following commands
 
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regsvr32.exe /i eventcls.dll
regsvr32.exe /i swprv.dll
regsvr32.exe vssui.dll
regsvr32.exe vss_ps.dll
regsvr32.exe msxml.dll
regsvr32.exe msxml2.dll
regsvr32.exe msxml3.dll
regsvr32.exe ole32.dll
regsvr32.exe oleaut32.dll
regsvr32.exe es.dll
regsvr32 stdprov.dll
Vssvc /Register
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