Quiescing Error on Windows Server 2008 R2 VM


We have issues with failed quiescing on VMs with OS Windows Server 2008 R2 in our environment when backups run. Some VMware KBs (2090545) suggest to disable quiescing on VMs but this will have the snapshots lose the application or file system consistency. Refer to stop application consistency.

The error is “The guest OS has reported an error during quiescing. The error code was:5 The error message was: ‘VssSyncStart’ operation failed.

Do you recommend disabling quiescing on these VMs or is there any other workaround to solve this?

Thank you

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