Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy: 0x8004230f

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Came across the error: Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy: 0x8004230f

This was while running a System State backup job through NTBackup on a Windows Server 2003 Standard server fully patched and updated.

Found a KB article from Microsoft that resolved the issue for me and the manual fix has been turned into a batch file to make this easier to repair next time.

fixvss.cmd

@echo off

REM Fix VSS KB940032
REM Server 2003

cd /d %windir%system32
Net stop vss
Net stop swprv
regsvr32 ole32.dll
regsvr32 oleaut32.dll
regsvr32 vss_ps.dll
vssvc /register
regsvr32 /i swprv.dll
regsvr32 /i eventcls.dll
regsvr32 es.dll
regsvr32 stdprov.dll
regsvr32 vssui.dll
regsvr32 msxml.dll
regsvr32 msxml3.dll
regsvr32 msxml4.dll

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