VSS


VSS error FAILED: Unable to create a VSS snapshot of the source volume(s). 2

I ran into a problem with VMware converter.  I got the following error :

unable to create a VSS snapshot of the source volume(s). Error code: 2147754774

The following steps worked for me :

Confirm that there are no errors with the following command :

 

I found more then one provider with the following command :

 

I deleted the second (everything but the first) provider (please back-up your keys first!) :

I then did a restart of the VSS service (net stop vss , net start vss)

Followed by enabling shadow copies (and made a snapshot of the drive)

Now I was able to succesfully create VSS and import a running physical machine using VMware converter!