Microsoft Exchange VSS writer is missing or not enabled.


VSS writer failures may occur when Backing up Exchange 2003, 2007 and 2010 as running 'VSSADMIN LIST WRITERS' shows no available Microsoft Exchange VSS writer.

Error Message

E000FED1 - A failure occurred querying the Writer status.


To enable to Microsoft Exchange VSS writer:


Warning: Incorrect use of the Windows registry editor may prevent the operating system from functioning properly. Great care should be taken when making changes to a Windows registry. Registry modifications should only be carried-out by persons experienced in the use of the registry editor application. It is recommended that a complete backup of the registry and workstation be made prior to making any registry changes.

DWORD: Disable Exchange Writer

If its there and set to 1, set it to 0 and restart the Exchange Information Store Service. [Please note, when you restart this service, users will be disconnected from Exchange].

Note: If the registry key is not there, create the value and set it to 0.

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