Exchange 2013. VSS Exchange Writer. Reset without Reboot.

I’ve found that the Microsoft Exchange Writer will be in a retryable error quite often and this can be a right pain in the backside to organise an outage and get the server restarted.

Writer name: ‘Microsoft Exchange Writer’
Writer Id: {76fe1ac4-15f7-4bcd-987e-8e1acb462fb7}
Writer Instance Id: {963d5c60-7683-4a2b-9ec4-85af944723b9}
State: [5] Waiting for completion
Last error: Retryable error

There is a relatively non-impacting way to reset this.

Restart service MSExchangeRepl

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