While trying to diagnose some other unrelated issues on my PC I noticed my windows error log is being written to every second (I am not exaggerating, there are 60 entries per minute every minute) with an error message about the
Volume Shadow Copy Service. I have tried all sorts of combinations of terms in Google but cannot find an answer to fix this problem. Any insight as to why this error is occurring and how I can fix it would be appreciated. If this service is not necessary maybe there is something I can do to uninstall it or disable it from trying to start.
Looking in the event log this started yesterday after a required reboot for installing windows updates. In the log I found these 2 updates were installed:
Location: Event Viewer -> Windows Logs -> System
Event ID: 10016
The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID
to the user domain\username SID (my user id here) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.
Component Services Info
Component Services -> Computers -> My Computer -> DCOM Config -> Volume Shadow Copy Service
Properties dialog all of properties are disabled on every tab.
This is a private PC so I have full admin access. I am running Windows 10 x64 with all the latest patches/service packs. Other software that might be relevant:
- Norton Security
- MalwareBytes Pro
Other than that I have no backup software installed that should conflict.
I uninstalled KB3147458, the issue persists.
It is being caused by CrashPlan although I do not know why or why it just now started happening. CrashPlan runs every 5 minutes, during this time the errors occur in the Event Log. I can stop the event log error messages by pausing CrashPlan. After reading through some CrashPlan documentation it appears that CrashPlan uses this service to backup files that are in use. So I do not think that CrashPlan causes the error but running it does produce the error. The root cause is still not known, the question remains why is this error happening and how can I solve it.
Progress! By taking ownership of the application registry key I can now alter the Properties on the
Volume Shadow Copy Service in the
Component Services management screen.