Configure MultiPoint Server Backups

A good backup and recovery plan is important for any size environment. Windows Server Backup is a feature in Windows Server 2008 R2 that provides a set of wizards and other tools for you to perform basic backup and recovery tasks for the server on which it is installed. Windows Server Backup consists of a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in, command-line tools, and Windows PowerShell commands that provide a complete solution for your day-to-day backup and recovery needs. You can use Windows Server Backup to back up a full server (all volumes), selected volumes, the system state, or specific files or folders, and to create a backup that you can use to rebuild your system.

You can recover volumes, folders, files, certain applications, and the system state. And, for disasters like hard disk failures, you can rebuild a system either from scratch or by using alternate hardware. To do this, you must have a backup of the full server or just the volumes that contain operating system files and the Windows Recovery Environment. This restores your complete system onto your old system or onto a new hard disk.

A key feature of Windows Server Backup is the ability to schedule backups to run automatically.

Use the following procedure to set up the type of backup you require.

To configure backups using Windows Server Backup

  1. At the command prompt, type mmc to open Microsoft Management Console (MMC).

  2. In the navigation pane, right-click the Windows Server Backup node.

  3. Choose one of the following backup options:

    • Backup Schedule

    • Backup Once

  4. Follow the prompts in the wizard.

By default, the Windows Server Backup feature is not installed and can be added by running the Add Features Wizard from Server Manager.

For more information about Windows Server Backup, see the TechNet article Windows Server Backup Step-by-Step Guide for Windows Server 2008 R2 (