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Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider - Windows Vista Service

Manages software-based volume shadow copies taken by the Volume Shadow Copy service. If this service is stopped, software-based volume shadow copies cannot be managed. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7, 8 and XP.

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
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Default Properties

Display name:Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider
Service name:swprv
Type:own
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k swprv
File:%WinDir%\System32\swprv.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeBackupPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeCreatePermanentPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeManageVolumePrivilege
  • SeRestorePrivilege
  • SeIncreaseBasePriorityPrivilege
  • SeManageVolumePrivilege
  • SeRestorePrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege

Default Behavior

Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider logs on as LocalSystem and runs in its own process of svchost.exe. Other services may not run in the same process. If Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider fails to start, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows Vista startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the swprv service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider will not start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreMicrosoftSoftwareShadowCopyProviderWindowsVista.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 to save changes.

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