Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2
Error: "Volume Shadow Copy Service error: unexpected error
OpenService (shSCManager, "VSS", SERVICE_QUERY_STATUS). hr =
Error generated while performing scheduled NTBackups by user Backup
(Bakup Operators Group) when user is not logged in.
I found a solution for this event that requires providing the Backup
Operators Group read rights to the VSS service. A pointer to doing so
using GPO was provided. However, the path shown in the fix does not
exist on my machine! The path shown was:
Computer Configuration, Windows Settings, Security Settings, System
Services, Volume Shadow Copy, Enabled (Automatic)
The sub-item "System Services" does not exist on my machine.
Upon reaching the "Enabled (Automatic)", the instructions said to edit
security and add the Backup Operators Group and provide read rights to
it. Then to do a gpudate /force.
1. Why am I missing the "System Services" sub-item?
2. How can I add the sub-item so I can complete the fix?
3. Is there another way to provide VSS read rights to the Backup
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