"Volume Shadow Copy - vssvc.exe" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "Volume Shadow Copy" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "Volume Shadow Copy" service related to vssvc.exe?

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A

"Volume Shadow Copy" is a Windows 8 service that Manages and implements Volume Shadow Copies used for backup and other purposes. If this service is stopped, shadow copies will be unavailable for backup and the backup may fail. . "Volume Shadow Copy" service is provided by vssvc.exe program file.

Detailed information on "Volume Shadow Copy" service:

Service name: VSS
Display name: Volume Shadow Copy
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\vssvc.exe
Dependencies: {RPCSS}

"Volume Shadow Copy" service is provided by a program called: vssvc.exe:

Name: vssvc.exe
Location: C:\Windows\system32\vssvc.exe
Description: Microsoftr Volume Shadow Copy Service
File version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Size: 1483776 bytes
Modified: 5/4/2013 6:59:51 AM UTC

Disabling "Volume Shadow Copy" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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