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  • hello everyone, i got a question which confuses me for a quite while.
    ther is a system service called "windows backup" in windows vista which function is to backup and restore the vista system.
    but this service is missing in windows server 2008.
    i have known that there is a tool call "windows server backup" in windows server 2008.
    but how it works without "windows backup" service?
    anybody who can help me?
    thanks a lot.
    Thursday, October 15, 2009 8:11 AM

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  • Hi leo.s.young,

    This forum is dedicated to Windows Server 2008 Application Compatibility and Certification. Hpwever, I have tried to find out the following information for your concern.

    As per the extract from the MSDN:-

    The Windows Server Backup feature in Windows Server 2008 consists of a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in and command-line tools that provide a complete solution for your day-to-day backup and recovery needs. You can use Windows Server Backup to create and manage backups for the local computer or a remote computer. You can also schedule backups to run automatically and you can perform one-time backups to augment the scheduled backups.

    Special considerations

    You must be a member of the Administrators group or Backup Operators group to use Windows Server Backup.

    How to install Windows Server Backup

    To access backup and recovery tools for Windows Server 2008, you must install the Windows Server Backup, Command-line Tools, and Windows PowerShell items that are available in the Add Features Wizard in Server Manager. This installs the following tools:

    • Windows Server Backup Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in
    • Wbadmin command-line tool
    • Windows Server Backup cmdlets (Windows PowerShell commands)

    Note: To install Windows Server Backup features in Server Manager, you must be a member of the Backup Operators or Administrators group. You can also access Windows Server Backup from Server Manager, under the Storage node.

    To install backup and recovery tools

    1. Click Start, click Server Manager, in the left pane click Features, and then in the right pane click Add Features. This opens the Add Features Wizard.
    2. In the Add Features Wizard, on the Select Features page, expand Windows Server Backup Features, and then select the check boxes for Windows Server Backup and Command-line Tools.

    You will receive a message that Windows PowerShell is also required to be installed with these features.


    If you just want to install the snap-in and the Wbadmin command-line tool, expand Windows Server Backup Features, and then select the Windows Server Backup check box. In this case, Windows PowerShell is not required.

    1. Click Add Required Features, and then click Next.
    2. On the Confirm Installation Selections page, review the choices that you made, and then click Install. If there is an error during the installation, it will be noted on the Installation Results page.
    3. Then, to access these backup and recovery tools, do the following:
      • To access the Windows Server Backup snap-in, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Windows Server Backup.
      • To access and view the syntax for Wbadmin, click Start, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. At the prompt, type: wbadmin /?
      • For instructions to access and view the Help for the Windows Server Backup cmdlets, see GettingStarted.rtf at: <systemdrive>:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Documents\<language>.

    Detailed information, and other related details can be found here.

    I hope this helps.





    • Proposed as answer by Shruti Mishra Thursday, November 5, 2009 3:36 PM
    Wednesday, November 4, 2009 6:00 PM
  • Thanks a lot, Shruti :)
    Monday, November 9, 2009 11:39 PM