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Installing the Volume Shadow Copy Service with VMware Tools (1008965)
This article provides steps to install the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) on a virtual machine on ESX 3.5 Update 2 or higher.
ESX 3.5 Update 2 provides quiescing support using VSS. However, the VSS components are not installed when upgrading VMware Tools on a Windows Server 2003 virtual machine.
You can install VSS components manually by performing an interactive tools upgrade with VMware Infrastructure (VI) Client.
To manually install VSS:
- In the VMware Tools installer, select Modify > Drivers > VSS.
- Complete the installation process.
- Restart the virtual machine to make sure VSS components are installed and running.
Note: For more information about VSS, see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc785914(WS.10).aspx.
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