Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider (swprv) Service on Windows Server 2012

Q

What is the "Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider (swprv)" system service on Windows Server 2012? Can I disable "Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider"?

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A

"Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider (swprv)" is a Windows Server 2012 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.

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
Dependencies: 
   Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

"Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider" service is provided by the svchost.exe program, see "svchost.exe Executable Program on Windows Server 2012" for details.

Disabling "Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider" service may cause issues on running Windows 2012 Server.

 

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