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Server 2008 R2 DC backup greys out "Do NOT Inherit" option for file share backup.


A 2008 R2 DC has the "Do Not Inherit" option greyed out when I try to create a scheduled backup job on a file share.  However, if I do a run once backup it is not greyed out.  I can select it and the job will work.

I am using a Qnap to backup on and I need the "Do Not Inherit" selected.

Server 2012 does NOT seem to have this issue.

Please help.

The scheduled backup seems to use a templateID.  Could this be manually edited?

VSS issue



I am using HP data protector tool for taking the backup of the servers.

Suddenly I got issue with one file server which is given below.

Source:      Service Control Manager
Category:    None
Event ID:    7034
Description: The Volume Shadow Copy service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this

DP disk agent is unable to initiate the VSS and due to this backup is getting failed. Can any one please suggest the permanent fix for this issue...?

Thanks in advance..............................

Windows Server 2008R2 Standard Backup Error '2155347997'


Im having this error, on my windows 2008 R2 SP1, i even applied a hotfix for SP1 to correct this problem.. someone have any ideas?

Backup for DR scenario utilizing VMs


This is for AD total disaster recovery, but the question is for general backup/restore.

To avoid the delay or difficulties of getting an identical hardware when System State restore is required, MS recommends running at least one DC on virtual box, make backups from it, and in case of disaster, restore system state to a new VM. I agree this approach.

If not using removable media, there are 3 possible target storage for system state backup: dedicated disk, dedicated volume, and a network share. My plan is to use dedicated disk or volume - when the main server is offline line, I can quickly mount the dedicate disk/volume to a new VM. However, backup made to dedicated disk/volume seems to be usable only to the server on which it was made! If I mount it to a different hardware/VM, it's not recognized by the backup program. Did I miss anything here? Can this be done? Why the limitation?

I don't really want to use network share as it requires a third server to host the share, it also means when you need to restore AD, you need to make the third server and share accessible using local account.


Server 2012 - wbadmin doesn't wait for backup to finish



I created a scheduled backup of my server using wbadmin.msc.  This is a simple server - just a domain controller with two drives, and the second drive (D:) is the destination for the backup job.  The command line is the usual:

wbadmin start backup -templateid:blahblah -quiet

I went into Task Scheduler and added an action after wbadmin to run a batch file that copies the WindowsImageBackup directory to another server.  What I noticed is that wbadmin seems to fork itself off into the background, and return control to Task Scheduler, which then runs the batch file to copy WindowsImageBackup to the other server.  Of course, that fails because wbadmin hasn't finished making the backup yet.

So  I created a single batch file that runs the wbadmin command and then copies the files, and I get the same result - wbadmin exits quickly and the copy starts but there's nothing to copy yet.

I've looked around for switches to tell wbadmin to wait until the backup is finished before it exits, but haven't found any yet.  Is there any sort of switch that will do this?  Or some other way to make things run sequentially?


Windows Server Backup 2008 and recover VHD files for Server 2008 R2


Hi, I have a VHD system state file created with windows server backup that I can't restore from or mount. I get "The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable" when I mount it with win7 and with 2008R2 it shows as an unallocated partition. Are there any VHD recovery tools?

I also tried opening it with 7-zip and it wouldn't. 7-zip also won't open a VHD from a Win7 PC that I could mount through disk management, so unless there's a newer release of 7-zip that has that capability 7-zip doesn't open VHD files.

Windows Server 2008 Backup fails when space is exhausted


I have read through the responses to this problem in other threads but none of them seem to address the fundemental issue: Windows Server 2008 R2 does not know how to manage the space on the hard drive being used to store backups.

We should not have to go into an obscure (barely documented) utility to remove shadow copies. When the space gets low, the system should either delete old backups or send a message to the operator to inform him/her that there is an issue.

It might be acceptable to manage old backups as you can in Windows 7, where one can remove old backups using the GUI in the Backup/Recovery program.

As it is, when the space is exhausted on the backup drive, the backup fails. While I was able to use DiskShadow to delete old shadow copies (repeatedly) but this did not solve the problem. DiskShadow gives you the option of deleteing the oldest shadows but does not say how much space was released (if any). The backups still failed after having done a Diskshadow delete shadows all.

Microsoft can do better than this--especially for server-class products.

Do you really want to force your customers to go to other third-party tools?

William Vaughn
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Backup failing?



I have an image Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. As I had failure with the backups I found out this article...

KB2680097 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2680097?wa=wsignin1.0

In the meantime(2 weeks) some other servers were builts and I noticed that the iSCSIlog.dll is not changed 6.1.7600.16385 but only the msiscsi.sys changed from 6.1.7600.16385 to 6.1.7601.17514 and these servers did not failed their backups... what is doing this changed on the msiscsi.sys after SP1?



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Cannot Restore Some Folders From Full Backup


Hi guys,

I have an interesting query in regards to Server 2008 Standard backup.  This is a terminal server configured with Remote Desktop licenses and Office 2007 licensing.  It has been running fine for the last few years, or so we thought.

Recently it was required to restore some files to a user data folder that went "missing" (likely user error, we all know about those haha).  However when it came time to perform the restore I had to manually swap out different backup drives until I found that particular folder available for restore.  My client then tells me that it is a very old version that I have restored and she has had to redo a lot of work to catch up.

My query is this - how exactly does a full backup work in Server 2008 Standard x64?  A full backup to me would entail backing up each file and folder every time.  I have checked the backup settings and it is configured for full backup every time rather than incremental backup.

The client has 4x USB backup drives which they rotate regularly (these drives are configured with the schedule) as well as a separate backup drive which the director plugs in once a month or so and runs a full manual backup to it.  He uses this monthly drive on all his servers so it is not part of the scheduled backups.  It was from this monthly drive that I was able to restore the folder that was missing from the scheduled backup drives.

Does this make sense to anyone, and can anyone provide assistance in what we could do to make sure every file/folder gets backed up every time?

Many thanks.

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-v Backup Guests from host


Hi All,

I cant find the answers I am looking for. I am wanting to know with the changes in Windows Server 2012 - Windows Server Backup which now enables singular guest backup, is it supported/recommended to backup guest machines with :

1. 2012 Domain controllers(now that snapshots are suported)

2. Exchange Servers (either 2008 R2 or 2012 OS)

3. SCCM/SQL servers (either 2008 R2 or 2012)

Previously it was recommended to backup within the guest for Exchange for example, and not from the host. Cant seem to find any real documentation for WSB 2012 or its changes. Cheers.

Problems with Windows Backup on TMG 2010 server



we are having problems doing full backup of TMG 2010 server using Windows Backup (on external drive).

Every second day Windows Backup fails with these errors:

Event ID: 24583
Sqllib error: OLEDB Error encountered calling ICommandText::Execute. hr = 0x80040e14. SQLSTATE: 42000, Native Error: 3013
Error state: 1, Severity: 16
Source: Microsoft SQL Server Native Client 10.0
Error message: BACKUP DATABASE is terminating abnormally.
SQLSTATE: 42000, Native Error: 3202
Error state: 1, Severity: 16
Source: Microsoft SQL Server Native Client 10.0
Error message: Write on "{2CF68A82-DE3A-498C-B58D-7546A5C2AF5C}13" failed: 995(failed to retrieve text for this error. Reason: 15105)

Event ID: 3041
BACKUP failed to complete the command BACKUP DATABASE msdb. Check the backup application log for detailed messages.

Event ID:1
SQLVDI: Loc=TriggerAbort. Desc=invoked. ErrorCode=(0). Process=1820. Thread=1692. Server. Instance=ISARS. VD=Global\{BE78CC68-FFC8-42DF-AEC9-28902FE267CB}5_SQLVDIMemoryName_0.

Event ID: 521
The backup operation that started at '‎2013‎-‎04‎-‎18T00:00:15.674000000Z' has failed because the Volume Shadow Copy Service operation to create a shadow copy of the volumes being backed up failed with following error code '2155348129'. Please review the event details for a solution, and then rerun the backup operation once the issue is resolved.

vssadmin list writers gets no error for most writers, but SQL writer has Non-retryable error.

Any idea why this happens and what can we do?

Thank you!



hi guys i am new to networking.

i need to know how to back up client computer(xp) from the server computer (2008), without disturbing the client computer.

Exceeding 260 Shell Extension



In all kind of windows operating systems if you exceed 260 shell extension limit like by a script below. 

After creating the icon changing the startin parameter makes the argument parameter 260 characters. Regarding the case of https://connect.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/feedback/details/783584/icon-generation-via-script-can-exceed-260-shell-extension-but-again-returns-to-260-characters i'm posting tis forum

Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell") 
strDesktop = WshShell.SpecialFolders("Desktop") 
set oShellLink = WshShell.CreateShortcut(strDesktop & "\Pamir.lnk") 
oShellLink.TargetPath = "C:\Program Files\google\chrome\Application\chrome.exe" 
oShellLink.WindowStyle = 1 
oShellLink.IconLocation = "%systemroot%\netlogon\Pamir.bmp" 
oShellLink.Description = "Shortcut Script" 
oShellLink.WorkingDirectory = strDesktop 
oShellLink.Arguments = " --start-maximized --disable-web-security -disable-popup-blocking -disable-glsl-translator -disable-translate --allow-outdated-plugins --always-authorize-plugins --app=http://<httpUrl>" 
oShellLink.Save Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") 
Set objFile = objFSO.GetFile(strDesktop & "\Pamir.lnk") 
objFile.Attributes = 1

Deleted all older backups by automatic disk usage management on Windows Server Backup


My server is Windows 2008 r2, and I have taken backups of all volumes using Windows Server Backup every day.

Last week, all previous older backups has been deleted due to making free space in the backup volume, and then only the latest backup has been created, and I found the following Event ID at the same backup time.

However, until I encountered this problem, all older backups hadn’t be deleted and only the oldest backup had been deleted in the past times even though I got same Event ID.


The Shadow Copies of volume X: were deleted because the shadow copy storage could not grow in time.

Consider reducing the IO load on the system or choose a shadow copy storage volume that is not being shadow copied.

Log Name: System

Source: volsnap

Event ID: 25

Level: Error


I’m using the dedicated backup volume, so I cannot understand why the cause of this problem is due to high I/O load.

Also, even if I got the Event ID, why didn’t all older backups be deleted every time?

I’d like to know the appropriate reason, because I’d like to keep older backups with the latest backup in the backup volume.

Then, Should I execute Diskshadow command to delete the oldest shadow copy to make free space in the backup volume by myself to prevent same problem?

Could you please give advice about this problem?

Thank you.

HP Officejet 6500 Printer

I have tried to use all the download steps to download the software for the HP Officejet6500 to communicate with the Windows XP operating system of my HP Computer 

Windows server backup incorrect function error



We have a  kinda 2-3 years old server and decided to use Windows server backup to make a backup of it.

OS is Windows SBS 2008 .

Problem is tjhat when I go to the server backup to check if the backup succeeded I get the Incorrect function on the C: has an error and backup is failing.

Anyone have a clue how to solve the issue. 

Mathieu Lachance IT Consultant Services Informatiques Martin Roy Inc. Tél. : (418) 843-6603 Fax : (418) 843-0118 Courriel : mlachance@simrdirect.com

Disaster Recovery of Domain Controller


I have a single domain with five domain controllers.  All are running Server 2008 R2 Enterprise.  Our forest and domain functional levels are at Server 2008 R2.  The FSMO role holder is running on VMware ESXi v5.1.

I use Windows Server Backup to take a daily full server backup to a volume on the server.  I also use StorageCraft ShadowProtect to take an image based backup of all volumes, with the exception of the volume containing the Windows Server Backup.

I am working on testing the restore in an isolated network.  After restoring the server, setting the static ip address, subnet mask, gateway, and dns servers, Network Location Awareness identifies the network as a 'Public Network' instead of the expected 'Domain Network'.  This breaks AD, DNS, etc.  Occasionally, it will switch over to 'Domain Network' and things appear to work properly.  If the server is rebooted, it always goes back to 'Public Network'.  At this point, it is the only server in the isolated network.  The other DCs have not been restore and are in different AD sites.  I see the same behavior when restoring with Windows Server Backup and ShadowProtect.

Any suggestions as to why this is happening?  I am hoping to not only test our disaster recovery plan, but to also test upgrading the domain to 2012 level.


Wbadmin.msc on windows server 2012 fails to start in MMC with error wbengine.exe 0xc000005



Since some time now i have not been able to use the Windows server backup tool anymore.

I cant really tell since when this started, but for all i know the windows server backup service worked fine.

I even created a backup schedule and it made some backups. 

I am running this windows server 2012 Standard at home with just a couple of basic applications.

The server is used to host several websites with IIS, it manages my local DHCP and is used for locally shared storage.

There are no other security applications installed yet, because i am trieing to get rid of this error first. (so no symantec or whatever)

Since some time i am having trouble opening the windows backup snap-in. 

When ever i trie to open the Windows server backup snap-in i get the following error:

A fatal error occurred during a Windows Server Backup snap-in (Wbadmin.msc) operation.

Error details: The Windows Server Backup service has stopped. 

Close Wbadmin.msc and then restart it.

Whenever this error occures the folowing error is show in the windows logbook:

FLog Name:      Application
Source:        Application Error
Date:          19-4-2013 15:26:32
Event ID:      1000
Task Category: (100)
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      SERVER
Faulting application name: wbengine.exe, version: 6.2.9200.16384, time stamp: 0x50108cb6
Faulting module name: wbengine.exe, version: 6.2.9200.16384, time stamp: 0x50108cb6
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x000000000012623a
Faulting process id: 0xf64
Faulting application start time: 0x01ce3d0181a982b2
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\system32\wbengine.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\wbengine.exe
Report Id: bfdb9414-a8f4-11e2-941c-5404a6ecb4d8
Faulting package full name: 
Faulting package-relative application ID: 
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    <Provider Name="Application Error" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="0">1000</EventID>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-04-19T13:26:32.000000000Z" />
    <Security />

I tried to find simmilar cases over the internet but i cant seem to find a solution for the problem. 

I already tried to remove and reinstall the Windows server backup feature, this did not help. 

Is there anyone here that can help me find a solution for this problem ?

Thank you !

Best Regards Maikel

vss writer failed when doing an symantec 2012 backup

windows 2008 standard r2 Writer Name: Exchange Server, Writer ID: {76FE1AC4-15F7-4BCD-987E-8E1ACB462FB7}, Last error: The VSS Writer failed, but the operation can be retried (0x800423f3), State: Waiting for backup complete notification (5).
we have an Exchange 2010 service pack 1 installed on win 2008 r2 server when doing an backup from symantec 2012 the above error occurs
steps taken are
1.restarted the server exchange writer comes to stable
2.if backup runs writer is not stable

wbadmin backup fails on server 2012 std , reporting Drive Cannot Find the Sector Requested


I've recently installed two 2012 servers on HP ML350p Gen8.

Both giving the same error while trying to backup (system state , BMR and c:) , "the drive cannot find the sector requested".

What i already tried (without result):

* increase the system volume bij 1MB or 10MB ,since this seems to be a common fix for this issue-> giving me a "Parameter Error"

*removing /adding the multiple disks again via wbadmin enable backup -addtarget:[id]

*formatting the disks.

*removing the backup schedule and re-apply a new one

*chkdsk run on all disks

Can somebody advice a solution / cause for this behaviour? Below the error description.

Thx in advance!

+ System
- Provider
[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Backup
[ Guid] {1DB28F2E-8F80-4027-8C5A-A11F7F10F62D}
EventID 5
Version 3
Level 2
Task 0
Opcode 0
Keywords 0x4000000000000000
- TimeCreated
[ SystemTime] 2013-04-03T19:34:47.375221900Z
EventRecordID 75
- Execution
[ ProcessID] 1132
[ ThreadID] 9576
Channel Microsoft-Windows-Backup
Computer [hidden4privacy]
- Security
[ UserID] S-1-5-18
- EventData
BackupTemplateID {7ADA8DAF-A8DD-4614-8D35-C71CCD0DE5A9}
HRESULT 0x80780049
DetailedHRESULT 0x0
ErrorMessage %%2155348041
BackupState 12
BackupTime 2013-04-03T19:00:15.135211000Z
BackupTarget Q:
NumOfVolumes 1
VolumesInfo <VolumeInfo><VolumeInfoItem Name="C:" OriginalAccessPath="C:" State="12" HResult="-2147024869" DetailedHResult="0" PreviousState="9" IsCritical="1" IsIncremental="0" BlockLevel="1" HasFiles="0" HasSystemState="1" IsCompacted="0" IsPruned="0" IsRecreateVhd="0" FullBackupReason="2" DataTransferred="48075309056" NumUnreadableBytes="0" TotalSize="48181542912" TotalNoOfFiles="0" Flags="1578" BackupTypeDetermined="1" SSBTotalNoOfFiles="0" SSBTotalSizeOnDisk="0" /></VolumeInfo>
SourceSnapStartTime 2013-04-03T19:00:15.119582600Z
SourceSnapEndTime 2013-04-03T19:00:44.869382000Z
PrepareBackupStartTime <TimesList><Time Time="2013-04-03T19:01:01.229Z" /></TimesList>
PrepareBackupEndTime <TimesList><Time Time="2013-04-03T19:01:01.307Z" /></TimesList>
BackupWriteStartTime <TimesList><Time Time="2013-04-03T19:01:01.307Z" /></TimesList>
BackupWriteEndTime <TimesList><Time Time="2013-04-03T19:34:36.834Z" /></TimesList>
TargetSnapStartTime 1601-01-01T00:00:00.000000000Z
TargetSnapEndTime 1601-01-01T00:00:00.000000000Z
DVDFormatStartTime <TimesList></TimesList>
DVDFormatEndTime <TimesList></TimesList>
MediaVerifyStartTime <TimesList></TimesList>
MediaVerifyEndTime <TimesList></TimesList>
BackupPreviousState 9
ComponentStatus <ComponentStatus><ComponentStatusItem Name="7bdb9eb1-43a8-493e-8f6b-7c2c0e86870f" LogicalPath="Microsoft Exchange Server\Microsoft Information Store\[hidden4privacy]" Caption="Public Folder Database 0392755059" AppId="Exchange" WriterId="{76fe1ac4-15f7-4bcd-987e-8e1acb462fb7}" InstanceId="{7f291e9e-e395-486d-9077-ac38d7839d8c}" ConsistencyCheckResult="0" ConsistencyCheckResultDetailed="0"/><ComponentStatusItem Name="f5b1f43f-78fb-4daf-b9f1-50ca6c314c31" LogicalPath="Microsoft Exchange Server\Microsoft Information Store\[hidden4privacy]" Caption="Mailbox Database 1699355362" AppId="Exchange" WriterId="{76fe1ac4-15f7-4bcd-987e-8e1acb462fb7}" InstanceId="{7f291e9e-e395-486d-9077-ac38d7839d8c}" ConsistencyCheckResult="0" ConsistencyCheckResultDetailed="0"/></ComponentStatus>
ComponentInfo <ComponentInfo></ComponentInfo>
SSBEnumerateStartTime 1601-01-01T00:00:00.000000000Z
SSBEnumerateEndTime 1601-01-01T00:00:00.000000000Z
SSBVhdCreationStartTime 1601-01-01T00:00:00.000000000Z
SSBVhdCreationEndTime 1601-01-01T00:00:00.000000000Z
SSBBackupStartTime 1601-01-01T00:00:00.000000000Z
SSBBackupEndTime 1601-01-01T00:00:00.000000000Z
SystemStateBackup <SystemState IsPresent="1" HResult="-2139619255" DetailedHResult="0" />
BMR <BMR IsPresent="0" HResult="-2147024869" DetailedHResult="0" />
VssFullBackup false
UserInputBMR true
UserInputSSB true
BackupSuccessLogPath C:\Windows\Logs\WindowsServerBackup\Backup-03-04-2013_19-00-15.log
BackupFailureLogPath C:\Windows\Logs\WindowsServerBackup\Backup_Error-03-04-2013_19-00-15.log
EnumerateBackupStartTime <TimesList><Time Time="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000Z" /></TimesList>
EnumerateBackupEndTime <TimesList><Time Time="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000Z" /></TimesList>
PruneBackupStartTime <TimesList><Time Time="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000Z" /></TimesList>
PruneBackupEndTime <TimesList><Time Time="1601-01-01T00:00:00.000Z" /></TimesList>
BackupFlags 0x9
ComponentInfoSummary <ComponentInfoSummary ComponentInfoArrayPresent="1" TotalComponents="0" SucceededComponents="0" />