Windows Server 2003

BackupExec : 0xE0008524 Unable to initialize the snapshot

BackupExec : 0xE0008524 Unable to initialize the snapshot

This error is generally caused by not running the BackupExec service as a local administrator account (which is a good thing!).

V-79-57344-34110 – AOFO: Initialization failure on: “System?State”. Advanced Open File Option used: Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS).
Snapshot provider error (0xE0008524): Unable to initialize the snapshot because the Advanced Open File Option (AOFO) is not installed on the target computer. You must install this option, restart the computer, and then run the job again.
Check the Windows Event Viewer for details.

To resolve this issue:

Configured ‘full controll’ permissions on the DACL for the service account on the following registry key:


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