Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 does not appear as an option that can be recovered when you use Windows Server Backup in Windows Server 2008

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SYMPTOMS

When you use Windows Server Backup to perform a recover operation in Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 does not appear as an option that can be recovered under Applications on the Select application page.

CAUSE

This issue occurs if certain Windows Server Backup-related registry entries are missing.

To recognize Windows SharePoint Services as a component that can be backed up, Windows Server Backup requires certain registry entries. However, the registry entries are not automatically created when you install Windows SharePoint Services.

RESOLUTION

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

To resolve this issue, create the registry entries that Windows Server Backup requires.

Note We recommend that you create the registry entries when you install Windows SharePoint Services. However, you can create the registry entries at any time.

To create the registry entries, use one of the following methods.

Method 1: Automatically enter the appropriate registry entries

  1. Start any text editor. For example, start Notepad.
  2. Paste the following text into the text editor window:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WindowsServerBackup\Application Support\{c2f52614-5e53-4858-a589-38eeb25c6184}]
    "Application Identifier"="Windows Sharepoint Services"
    "UseSameVssContext"=dword:00000001
  3. Save the file as a .reg file. For example, save the file as the WSS.reg file.
  4. Double-click the .reg file that you saved in step 3.
  5. When you are prompted to enter the information into the registry, click Yes.

Method 2: Manually create the appropriate registry entries

  1. Log on to the computer as an administrator, and then start Registry Editor.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
  3. Under the
    CurrentVersion
    registry subkey, create a new registry subkey that is named the
    WindowsServerBackup
    registry subkey.
  4. Under the
    WindowsServerBackup
    registry subkey, create a new registry subkey that is named the
    Application Support
    registry subkey.
  5. Under the
    Application Support
    registry subkey, create a new registry subkey that is named the
    {c2f52614-5e53-4858-a589-38eeb25c6184}
    registry subkey.

    Note This GUID represents the Windows SharePoint Services writer GUID.
  6. Click the {c2f52614-5e53-4858-a589-38eeb25c6184} registry subkey.
  7. In the details pane, create the following registry entries:
    Value name: Application Identifier
    Value type: REG_SZ
    Value data: Windows Sharepoint Services

    Value name: UseSameVssContext
    Value type: REG_DWORD
    Value data: 00000001
  8. Exit Registry Editor.

Properties

Article ID: 946306 - Last Review: March 10, 2008 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, when used with:
    • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
    • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
    • Windows Server 2008 Standard
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