Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider

 

General Information

None at this time

Windows 8

Default Description

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.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Manual (Started at boot, then stops)
Windows 8 x64 Manual (Started at boot, then stops)
Windows 8 Pro x86 Manual (Started at boot, then stops)
Windows 8 Pro x64 Manual (Started at boot, then stops)
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Manual (Started at boot, then stops)
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Manual (Started at boot, then stops)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): swprv
Display Name: Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k swprv

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

Note: No dependencies are listed for any service in the WDP build I used to draft this information.

Windows 7

Default Description

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.

Additional Information

Used in conjunction with the Volume Shadow Copy service, Microsoft Backup uses these services. Some third party hard disk “ghost” or “imaging” software may require this service to be running.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1
Windows 7 Starter Manual Manual
Windows 7 Home Basic Manual Manual
Windows 7 Home Premium Manual Manual
Windows 7 Professional Manual Manual
Windows 7 Ultimate Manual Manual
Windows 7 Enterprise Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): swprv
Display Name: Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k swprv

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

What service Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider needs to function properly:

What other service require Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

Windows Vista

Default Description

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.

Additional Information

Used in conjunction with the Volume Shadow Copy service, Microsoft Backup uses these services. Some third party hard disk “ghost” or “imaging” software may require this service to be running.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
Vista Home Basic Manual Manual Manual
Vista Home Premium Manual Manual Manual
Vista Business Manual Manual Manual
Vista Ultimate Manual Manual Manual
Vista Enterprise Manual Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): swprv
Display Name: Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k swprv

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider needs to function properly:

What other service require Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

Windows XP Pro x64

Default Description

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.

Additional Information

Used in conjunction with the Volume Shadow Copy service, Microsoft Backup uses these services. You will receive, in the Event Log, an entry complaining about not having this service running if disabled. I have yet to find a side effect, though, but to avoid the messages, you can place the service in manual. Some third party hard disk “ghost” or “imaging” software may require this service to be running.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
XP Pro x64 ? ? Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): SwPrv
Display Name: Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider needs to function properly:

What other service require Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider to function properly:

  • None

Windows XP

Default Description

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.

Additional Information

Used in conjunction with the Volume Shadow Copy service, Microsoft Backup uses these services. You will receive, in the Event Log, an entry complaining about not having this service running if disabled. I have yet to find a side effect, though, but to avoid the messages, you can place the service in manual. Some third party hard disk “ghost” or “imaging” software may require this service to be running.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2 SP3
XP Home ? ? Manual Manual
XP MCE 2005 ? ? Manual Manual
XP Pro ? ? Manual Manual
XP Tablet PC 2005 ? ? Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): SwPrv
Display Name: Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider needs to function properly:

  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC) (H, M, P, T)

What other service require Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider to function properly:

  • None (H, M, P, T)

Additional Reading

None at this time.