VShadow.exe for Vista


I need the VShadow or its equivalent for Vista (Business).

All the VShadows I am trying are giving errors. I need to use it from Command Prompt.

The procedure entry point ClusterGetVolumeNameForVolumeMountPoint could not be located in the dynamic link library RESUTILS.dll."


VSHADOW.EXE 2.2 - Volume Shadow Copy sample client Copyright (C) 2005 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. (Option: Create shadow copy set) ERROR: COM call "CreateVssBackupComponents(&m_pVssObject)" failed. - Returned HRESULT = 0x80070005 - Error text: Access is denied.

asked on Stack Overflow Jan 27, 2014 by Allan Fernandes • edited Feb 20, 2019 by Euro Micelli

1 Answer


This particular error means that you need to be elevated - run as administrator.

However there are multiple versions of this app for various windows versions. I'm trying to find one for Windows 8.1 - which I understand uses a whole different engine. So far I have only found versions - which has a link to a 2010 zip of various versions.

Note - you are using a compiled version of the VSS Tools 7.2 - which says in the documentation only works with Windows Server 2003 (NT 5.2) and Vista is NT 6.0.

answered on Stack Overflow Jan 11, 2015 by zDougie

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