"Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider - swprv.dll" Service on Windows 7

Q

What is "Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider" in my Windows 7 service list? And how is "Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider" service related to swprv.dll?

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A

"Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider" is a Windows 7 service that "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." "Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider" service is provided by swprv.dll DLL file.

Detailed information on "Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider" service:

Service name: swprv
Display name: Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider
Execution command: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k swprv
Start type: Manual
Service status: Stopped
Dependencies:
   Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

"Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider" service is provided by a DLL file called: swprv.dll:

Name: swprv.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\swprv.dll
Description: Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service
File version: 6.1.7600.16395
Size: 306 KB (313,856 bytes)
Modified: Monday, July 13, 2009, 9:16:15 PM

Disabling "Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 7 system.

 

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