"Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider - swprv.dll" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider" service related to swprv.dll?

✍: FYIcenter.com

A

"Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider" is a Windows 8 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. "Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider" service is provided by swprv.dll program 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
Dependencies: {RPCSS}

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

Name: swprv.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\swprv.dll
Description: Microsoftr Volume Shadow Copy Service 
File version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Size: 502784 bytes
Modified: 7/26/2012 3:07:25 AM UTC

Disabling "Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider" service may cause issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

Other "svchost.exe" Services on Windows 8

⇒⇒Windows 8 Services Tutorials

2016-12-19, 416👍, 0💬