Group policy setting to enable shadow copies on any drive with a shared folder on Windows Server 2003

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Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2003 Group Policy
Is there a group policy setting to enable shadow copies on any drive with a shared folder?

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Windows server 2003
ASKED: August 19, 2010  5:37 PM
UPDATED: August 23, 2013  6:02 PM

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  • Open Windows Explorer or the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Disk Management snap-in, then right-click the drive.
  • Select Properties from the context menu.
  • Select the Shadow Copies tab.
  • Under “Select a volume,” select the volume for which you want to enable Shadow Copies. Click here to view image
  • Click Settings to configure VSS.
  • In the displayed dialog box, configure the settings to tell Windows 2003 where you want VSS to store the Shadow Copies (you can specify only the drive–you can’t specify a folder) and the maximum amount of space to use for the Shadow Copies (at least 100MB), then click Schedule.
  • From the drop-down list in the Schedule dialog box, select a time to make a scheduled Shadow Copy. After you select a time, you can use the options in the dialog box to specify when VSS runs (i.e., the date and time). You can also click New to create a new schedule.
  • Click OK to exit the main Settings dialog box.

In this way you can enable VSC or go thru gpedit.msc….

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