+ 0 Votes SQL Server CookieOrc Updated - 6 years ago This happend to me when when I was playing with AD. You want to go into SQL Enterprise manager (if SQL 2000) and open up the SQL server instance and right click... Open Properties. Go to the security tab. On the bottom where it says "Startup service account" This should have be set to "System Account" Do that the resart the server. Let me know if this helps... + 0 Votes Alternative Solution if Server promoted to a DC John_Pelaschier 5 years ago We had the same problem on a server that had Shadow Copy set up and then was promoted to a DC. Microsoft posted this fix: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822904 In the directions they listed as of May 27, 2009, the missed a step to remove the system attribute from the d42* file(s). So make sure you do a: attrib -s d42* before you del d42* That modified fix worked for our server. + 0 Votes Hm wesley.chin 6 years ago There is no file server where I work, but there is a freeware I have heard of. It does essentially what the Shadow Copy does in Vista I think. Not sure if it would suffice in your work environment though. It is called File Hamster. Just do Google search for it. + 0 Votes Here's one for ya... jjarzabek 6 years ago The VSC service is running just fine. Previous versions tab has disappeared from all workstations. The snapshots are all there, no one can access them. No errors anywhere on workstations or servers. + 0 Votes Possible Solution to Shadow Copying not working clifftayloruk 6 years ago I had exactly the same problem as that described. There was nothing in the event log to indicate a problem of any kind and all required services appeared to be working fine. Clicking the Create Now button resulted in a shadow copy being created so it was only the scheduled copying that wasn't working. The way I cured the problem was quite simple. I deleted all settings then recreated a new shadow copy schedule but on the Settings dialog, I chose the "No limit" radio button, rather than keeping the default, "Use Limit" setting. Hey presto, shadow copying worked straight away.