FIX: The SQL Server Writer Service is not listed in the results when you run the Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool on a server that has SQL Server 2005 installed

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Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2005 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2005 fix release.
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SYMPTOMS

On a server that has Microsoft SQL Server 2005 installed, you run the Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool (Vssadmin.exe) to list the subscribed volume shadow copy writers. When you do this, the SQL Writer Service is not listed in the results. Additionally, an event that resembles the following is logged in the System log:

Writer name: SqlServerWriter
Writer id: {a65faa63-5ea8-4ebc-9dbd-a0c4db26912a}
Writer instance: {40d3bbc1-a424-4abe-8dcc-19064430c41b}
Process command line: ""C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe""
Process ID: 2244
Writer operation: 1014
Writer state: 5
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Exception location: 02
Error Date Time Application Error 1000 (100) Faulting application sqlwriter.exe, version 2005.90.3042.0, time stamp 0x45cd757e, faulting module sqlwvss.dll, version 2005.90.3042.0, time stamp 0x45cd757e, exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x0000000000029a99, process id 0x8c4, application start time 0x01c94f812894650b.

CAUSE

This issue occurs because an problem in the SQLWriter.exe process. Therefore, the SQLWriter.exe process becomes unstable.

RESOLUTION

Cumulative update information for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 13 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2005, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
967908 Cumulative update package 13 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2005 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
937137 The SQL Server 2005 builds that were released after SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 was released

Cumulative update information for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 3 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2005, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
967909 Cumulative update package 3 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2005 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
960598 The SQL Server 2005 builds that were released after SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 was released

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

More information about cumulative update package 13 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2

For more information about what files are changed, and for information about any prerequisites to apply the cumulative update package that contains the hotfix that is described in this Microsoft Knowledge Base article, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
967908 Cumulative update package 13 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2

More information about cumulative update package 3 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3

For more information about what files are changed, and for information about any prerequisites to apply the cumulative update package that contains the hotfix that is described in this Microsoft Knowledge Base article, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
967909 Cumulative update package 3 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3

REFERENCES

For more information about the list of builds that are available after SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
960598 The SQL Server 2005 builds that were released after SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 was released
For more information about the list of builds that are available after SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
937137 The SQL Server 2005 builds that were released after SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 was released
For more information about the Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935897 An Incremental Servicing Model is available from the SQL Server team to deliver hotfixes for reported problems
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 961704 - Last Review: April 20, 2009 - Revision: 2.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition
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