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Win32_ShadowProvider Class

The Win32_ShadowProvider class represents a component, typically a combination of user-mode and kernel/firmware implementation, that will perform the work involved in creating and representing volume shadow copies
Namespace value is root/CIMV2.
WMI Provider value is MSVSS__PROVIDER.


  • Caption
  • The Caption property is a short textual description (one-line string) of the object.

  • The CLSID property is the COM class id registered for the shadow provider.

  • Description
  • The Description property provides a textual description of the object.

  • ID
  • The ID property uniquely identifies the shadow provider on the system.

  • InstallDate
  • The InstallDate property is datetime value indicating when the object was installed. A lack of a value does not indicate that the object is not installed.

  • Name
  • The name property is the descriptive name of the provider.

  • Status
  • The Status property is a string indicating the current status of the object. Various operational and non-operational statuses can be defined. Operational statuses are "OK", "Degraded" and "Pred Fail". "Pred Fail" indicates that an element may be functioning properly but predicting a failure in the near future. An example is a SMART-enabled hard drive. Non-operational statuses can also be specified. These are "Error", "Starting", "Stopping" and "Service". The latter, "Service", could apply during mirror-resilvering of a disk, reload of a user permissions list, or other administrative work. Not all such work is on-line, yet the managed element is neither "OK" nor in one of the other states.

  • Type
  • The Type property indicates to which class the shadow provider belongs.

  • Version
  • The Version property provides a textual representation of the shadow provider version.

  • VersionID
  • The VersionID provides a numeric representation of the shadow provider version.


    Method not found.

    Example WQL

    SELECT * FROM Win32_ShadowProvider
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