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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

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In this WMI class, all WMI properties are read-only. You can only read values but not change them.


Data type String

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


Data type String

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


Data type String

The Description property provides a textual description of the object.


Data type String


Data type String

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


Data type DateTime

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.


Data type String

The name property is the descriptive name of the provider.


Data type String

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.

'OK','Error','Degraded','Unknown','Pred Fail','Starting','Stopping','Service','Stressed','NonRecover','No Contact','Lost Comm'


Data type UInt32

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

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Data type String

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


Data type String

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



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Content last updated: 2013-12-27 12:22:18 (UTC).