Mike Laurencelle

I'm a SharePoint & Server Systems Administrator for Sears Home Improvement Products, headquartered in sunny Longwood, Florida. My primary functions revolve around SharePoint and Virtualization technologies.

I've been in the IT industry now for about 18 years. For me, IT is more than a job to make a living, more than a career to call my own. It's my passion. I am a self proclaimed geek and have interest in all things technology. I can't imagine being in any other field - I absolutely love what I do.

SCVMM P2V fails with at 40 percent with 0x809933BB or 0x80070539


Posted on : 8:14 PM | By : Mike Laurencelle | In : ,

I was running into this problem sometimes when doing a P2V conversion in Hyper-V. The conversion would get to exactly 40% and fail. Every time. Well, after a little searching around, it turned out to be a common problem with the VSS writer on the source machine that is getting converted. Thankfully, the fix is simple and doesn't even require a reboot.

Error (13243)
The snapshot creation failed because the VSS writer {4dc3bdd4-ab48-4d07-adb0-3bee2926fd7f} on source machine MACHINENAME did not respond within the expeted time interval.
(Internal error code: 0x809933BB)
Recommended Action:
Ensure that VSS writer is functioning properly and then try the operation again. 4dc3bdd4-ab48-4d07-adb0-3bee2926fd7f is the Shadow Copy Optimization Writer

You may also see an event ID 8193 in the Application Event Log on the source machine.

The Fix:

  1. Open regedit and go to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
  2. Under the ProfileList key, delete any subkey that has ".bak" on the end.

Done! You can now complete your P2V conversion.