Creating System Restore Point and Restoring with "vssadmin" possible?


Active Member
Yes, I know how to create a System Restore Point with built-in dialog or 'wmic' or Powershell.

But I want to know if it is possible to create a System Restore Point with the core Volume Shadow Copy tool "vssadmin" as well?
Can I similarly at least perform a Restore from a previously created System Restore Point with "Vssadmin"?

Or is vssadmin just for administration of Shadow copy storage (and deletion of SRPs)?


Cloud Security Engineer
Staff member
vssadmin only allows creating shadow copies on server editions. You can directly create snapshots with WMI