Windows VSS Writer(s) in a Failed State? Here are the Associated Services to Restart

  • Writer – Service Name – Service Display Name
  • ASR Writer – VSS – Volume Shadow Copy
  • BITS Writer – BITS – Background Intelligent Transfer Service
  • COM+ REGDB Writer – VSS – Volume Shadow Copy
  • IIS Config Writer – AppHostSvc – Application Host Helper Service
  • IIS Metabase Writer – IISADMIN – IIS Admin Service
  • Microsoft Exchange Writer – MSExchangeIS – Microsoft Exchange Information Store
  • Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer – vmms – Hyper-V Virtual Machine Management
  • Registry Writer – VSS – Volume Shadow Copy
  • Shadow Copy Optimization Writer – VSS – Volume Shadow Copy
  • System Writer – CryptSvc – Cryptographic Services
  • WMI Writer – Winmgmt – Windows Management Instrumentation