The following warning is continuously logged in the Windows Application Event Log:

Log Name:   Application
Source:        VSS 

EventID:       8230

Description: Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Failed resolving account Administrator with status 1376. Check connection to domain controller and VssAccessControl registry key.


This warning is caused by an invalid account specified in the VssAccessControl registry key.

More information can be found here:


  1. Open the registry editor on the machine giving the warnings

  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\VSS\VssAccessControl

  3. Take a backup of this registry key

  4. Delete the DWORD-key that corresponds to the account name in the events. In the example above, it is "Administrator" (Failed resolving account Administrator with status 1376)

  5. Reboot the machine