Yesterday, I was using vmware vcenter converter standalone attempting to convert a running Microsoft Server 2003. After 1 minute, the job failed with the following error. I thought I'd share the solution so that I might save someone else a few minutes (or hours) of time.
FAILED: Unable to create a VSS snapshot of the source volume(s). Error code:
I searched Google for possible solutions. The majority of solutions I read concerned repairing the volume shadow copy service (VSS) on the server. But that wasn't the problem in this case. This particular server has TrueCrypt running in order to encrypt our accounting volumes. Once I exited from TrueCrypt, the job could be completed successfully.