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Installing Windows Server Backup

Updated: April 29, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Windows Server Backup is not installed by default. You can use the Add Features Wizard in Server Manager to install it. After you use install Windows Server Backup, you can click Windows Server Backup on the Administrative Tools menu to manage backup operations, and you can use Wbadmin.exe to run backup commands from the command line.

You must also install the Windows PowerShell feature on the same computer to run Windows Server Backup command-line tools. If the Windows PowerShell feature is not installed when you select Command-line Tools during Windows Server Backup installation, you are prompted to install it.

  1. Click Start, and then click Server Manager.

  2. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.

  3. In Features Summary, click Add Features.

  4. In the list of features, double-click Windows Server Backup Features, click Windows Server Backup, click Command-line tools, and then click Next.

  5. If Windows PowerShell is not installed, click Add Required Features, and then click Next.

  6. On the Confirmation Installation Selections page, click Install.

  7. Click Close.

You can also use Optional Component Setup (OCSetup) to install Windows Server Backup features from the command line.

  • At a command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

    ocsetup WindowsServerBackup

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