Reset backup to default settings
Published: August 21, 2012
Updated: October 4, 2012
Applies To: Windows Server 2012 Essentials
This topic applies to a server running Windows Server 2012 Essentials or Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, or to a server running Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter with the Windows Server Essentials Experience role installed.
After backup is configured for client computers, the network administrator may have specified a different window of time. Similarly, the administrator may have specified a longer or shorter backup retention time than the default. The Reset to defaults button lets you reset the backup window and retention policy to the defaults provided during initial backup configuration.
The defaults are:
Backup start time: 6:00pm
End time: 9:00am
Number of days that daily backups are retained: 5 days
Number of weeks that the last backup of the week is retained: 4 weeks
Number of months that the last backup of the month is retained: 6 months
Open the Dashboard, and then open the Devices page.
In Devices Tasks, click Customize Computer Backup and File History settings.
Note In Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, click Client computer backup tasks.
On the Computer Backup tab of the Client computer and backup settings and tools page, click Reset to defaults.
Note You may want to write down the customized schedule and retention settings since they will be gone when you reset to the default settings.
Click Apply, and then click OK.