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.
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.
The Description property provides a textual description of the object.
The ID property uniquely identifies the shadow provider on the system.
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.
The name property is the descriptive name of the provider.
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.
The Type property indicates to which class the shadow provider belongs.
The Version property provides a textual representation of the shadow provider version.
The VersionID provides a numeric representation of the shadow provider version.
Method not found.
SELECT * FROM Win32_ShadowProvider
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