Set up backup for a client computer
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.
If backup is disabled, you can set up backup for the computer from the Dashboard. When you set up backup for a computer, you can choose to back up everything on the computer or select the volumes and folders that you want to back up.
|The computer must be online for you to set up backup.|
|Windows Server 2012 Essentials does not support backing up and restoring dynamic disks on client computers.|
Open the Dashboard, and then click the Devices tab.
Click the name of the client computer that you want to set up backup for, and then in the Tasks pane, click Set up Backup for this computer.
Note If backup is already set up for the client computer, Customize Backup for this computer is listed in the Tasks pane instead of Set up Backup for this computer.
In the Set Up Backup Wizard, you can choose to back up all of the folders or select certain folders that you want to back up. Follow the instructions in the wizard.
Click Close when backup is set up for the computer.