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Hyper-V Volume Shadow Copy Requestor - Windows 8 Service

Coordinates the communications that are required to use Volume Shadow Copy Service to back up applications and data on this virtual machine from the operating system on the physical computer.

This service exists in Windows 8 only.

Startup Type

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Default Properties

Display name:Hyper-V Volume Shadow Copy Requestor
Service name:vmicvss
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
File:%WinDir%\System32\ICSvc.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeBackupPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Hyper-V Volume Shadow Copy Requestor service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Hyper-V Volume Shadow Copy Requestor fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the vmicvss service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for Hyper-V Volume Shadow Copy Requestor

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreHyperVVolumeShadowCopyRequestorWindows8.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

Note. Make sure that the ICSvc.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.