Thursday, March 3, 2011

Volume Shadow Copy Service In Windows XP

 Volume Shadow Copy Service

1. Service Name: VSS

2. 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.

3. Default Settings:

  • Default setting in Windows XP Professional: Manual
  • Default setting in Windows XP Home: Manual
4. This Windows service logs on as: Local System

5. The default path for this Windows service is:


This Windows service depends on the following system components:
  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
7. The following services have a dependency on this service: None

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