Server 2012 – Installing Windows Server Backup


Doing it the Powershell way:

  1. The first line “get-windowsfeature *backup*” is in order to figure out the name of the backup feature to install.
  2. Import Server-Manager
    Add-WindowsFeature Windows-Server-Backup
  3. Powershell output:

Doing it using GUI

  1. Open Server Manager, click Manage and “Add Roles and Features”.
  2. Click next.
  3. Next.
  4. Select the server you want to install something on and click next.
  5. Server Backup is a “Feature“, so just press next here or click “Features” in the left hand column.
  6. Scroll Down and select “Windows Server Backup“. Click Next.
  7. Review and click Install.
  8. Sit back and wait.
  9. You can view your task detail in Server Manager.
  10. Success:


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