SBS 2011 Backups Failing

Recently I was working on a SBS 2011 box and the system would not let me make changes to Shadow copies for the drives. I would make a change to the settings and it would report an error and would not save my settings. After poking at the system a bit I found that the VSS services have reported an issue.

Level: Warning
Source: VSS
Event ID: 8230
Log Name: Application
Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Failed resolving account spsearch with status 1376. Check connection to domain controller and VssAccessControl registry key. Operation: Initializing Writer Context: Writer Class Id: {368753ec-572e-4fc7-b4b9-ccd9bdc624cb} Writer Name: TS Gateway Writer Error-specific details: Error: NetLocalGroupGetMemebers(spsearch), 0x80070560, The specified local group does not exist.

The system had added SharePoint Users to the VSS registry entries. Running the SharePoint update with force cleared this error.

  1. Open an Administrative command prompt
  2. Change directory to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\BIN
  3. Run “PSConfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -force -cmd applicationcontent -install -cmd installfeatures”

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