Configure maximum age of file server shadow copies

This policy setting configures the maximum age of a file share shadow copy. File share shadow copies that are older than this age will be deleted by the File Share Shadow Copy Agent. Both the exposed shadow copy share and the corresponding volume shadow copy will be deleted. If you enable this policy setting the value specified determines the maximum age of a file share shadow copy. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting file share shadow copies older than 24 hours will be deleted.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> fssAgent # MaximumShadowCopyAgeInHours

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    System -> File Share Shadow Copy Agent


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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