November 2014 update rollup for Windows RT/8/2012 breaks VSS backup – hot fix


November 2014 update rollup for Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012 appears to have some issues that cause VSS based backup to break.

Error messages have been ovserved like:

EventId 12366 – VSS – An unhandled exception was encountered while processing a VSS writer event callback method. The VSS writer infrastructure is in an unstable state.

and

EventId 2034 – MSExchangeRepl – The Microsoft Exchange Replication service VSS Writer when processing the backup completion event.

Microsoft has acknowledged the issue and released hot fix KB2996928.

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2 responses

  1. benuetzer

    Thanks a lot! After hours of googling around and right before opening a case at the backup vendor THIS got my backup back workin’!

    November 25, 2014 at 11:25 am

    • My pleasure 🙂

      November 25, 2014 at 2:54 pm

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