This Knowledgebase article provides information about how to delete all shadow copies on a server.
Should you need to delete all shadow copies on a server for example, in order to reconfigure shadow storage to be on a different volume, follow the steps below to ensure that all shadow copies on a server are deleted.
- You will require the 'vshadow.exe' tool from Microsoft. This can be obtained from the VSS SDK, which can be downloaded from:
Once downloaded, install the setup.exe .
Once installed, open a DOS window and navigate to the following location:
- F rom the command line, execute the following: vshadow.exe -da
Microsoft Windows 2003 SP1