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System Image Error: The system writer is not found in the backup – Windows Server Backup

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Date : February 16, 2015

Overview

Under Windows 2012 you are trying VSS backup and you receive an error message “System Image Error: The system writer is not found in the backup”

This issue occurs for lack of appropriate permissions to files in the %windir%winsxsfilemaps or %windir%winsxstempPendingRenames directories.

At the time of writing this blog, this is an unpublished bug for Windows Server 2012. Continue Reading…