"VSS_E_PROVIDER_VETO" error occurs when VSS restore fails in Windows Server 2012

This issue occurs when you use the ResyncLuns (RecoverSet()) Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) API to perform hardware VSS snapshot restore.

This issue occurs because the VSS ResyncLuns operation is rejected by the VSS software provider.

How to get this update
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Method 1: Windows Update

This update is provided as a Recommended update on Windows Update. For more information on how to run Windows Update, see How to get an update through Windows Update.

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

The update is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

DownloadDownload the Windows Server 2012 package now.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Update detail information


There's no prerequisite to apply this update.

Registry information

To apply this update, you don't have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update doesn't replace a previously released update.
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File Information
The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables.

Windows Server 2012

  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
    Version Product Milestone Service branch
    6.2.920 0.17xxxWindows Server 2012RTMGDR
    6.2.920 0.21xxxWindows Server 2012RTMLDR
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed in the "Additional file information" section. MUM, MANIFEST, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are very important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
x64 Windows Server 2012
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform

Additional file information

x64 Windows Server 2012
File propertyValue
File nameAmd64_23f898d000bd3f3eda0448282cab5fff_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.17644_none_9c5b6e42b10a6baf.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size702
Date (UTC)31-Jan-2016
Time (UTC)02:46
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_b9ddcec8fecd47fd61a40cf12b1c7f12_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.21763_none_f2e9d4209f5bae30.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size702
Date (UTC)31-Jan-2016
Time (UTC)02:46
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-vssservice_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.17644_none_b3c1a475a17b4b10.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size17,366
Date (UTC)30-Jan-2016
Time (UTC)20:58
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-vssservice_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.21763_none_b434a11ebaaa0965.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size17,366
Date (UTC)30-Jan-2016
Time (UTC)18:12
PlatformNot applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size2,405
Date (UTC)31-Jan-2016
Time (UTC)02:46
PlatformNot applicable

Article ID: 3137726 - Last Review: 04/12/2016 20:21:00 - Revision: 2.0

Windows Server 2012 Datacenter, Windows Server 2012 Standard, Windows Server 2012 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 Foundation

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