Microsoft Azure Backup Server Setup asks for product registration on install (hyper-v server 2016) RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I am currently following the official instructions "Step by step guide to setup Azure Backup Server" in order to backup my Hyper-V virtual machines to Azure. I downloaded the MABS v3 setup utility, followed the instructions, but the setup asks for a product registration whereas nothing is asked in the screenshots of the instructions:


    The instructions say that both the SQL server license and MABS are free when downloaded from the Microsoft Azure Backup links (

    Thank you for you help!

    Thursday, December 19, 2019 2:48 PM


  • Well, I had to run it on Windows Server 2016 to see the command line options required to run the setup - turns out I was missing the /venusInstall option. It works correctly by invoking the following command line:

    setup.exe /runui /venusInstall

    Without venusinstall, setup tries to install DMP, just like you guessed.

    Thanks for the help!

    Tuesday, January 7, 2020 6:07 PM

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