In this article, we’ll describe the process to install the VSS Hardware Provider (and, incidentally, the VDS Hardware Provider) for the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target, which is part of Windows Unified Data Storage Server 2003 (WUDSS 2003).
This package, referred to as “Microsoft iSCSI Software Target Client” supports both Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008. We’ll show the Windows Server 2008 screenshots.
We’ll use two servers in this scenario. SERVER0 is the iSCSI Software Target, running WUDSS 2003. SERVER1 is the application server (a SQL Server, for instance) running Windows Server 2008 and the built-in iSCSI initiator. We’ll install the VSS hardware provider in SERVER1.