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How to Enable Windows Server Backup Feature Server 2022

In this article, I will explore how to enable Windows Server Backup features in Windows Server 2022. Implementing Windows Server backups is an essential part of daily Windows Server administration. Backup permits you to restore lost data from disaster scenarios such as computer viruses, hardware-software failure, and human error.

Before creating a server backup, first, you need to install the Windows Server Backup feature. After the installation, you can access the Windows PowerShell command for Windows Server Backup. To enable this feature, using PowerShell is the simplest way.

If you try to run a backup job without installing Windows Server Backup, you will be prompted to install it.

Enable Windows Server Backup Feature

To install Windows Server Backup, you need to have Administrator access or Backup Operator.
Now you can go to the Server Manager and then click on Add roles and features.

Server Manager

The following wizard will be displayed, click next.

Add roles and features wizard

Click next.

Select installation type

Then we select the server and then click next.

Select destination server

In the server roles section we will not apply for any roles, click next.

Select server roles

In the Features options, tick the Windows Server Backup box and then click next.

Windows Server Backup Features

See a summary of the (features Windows backup server) to install on Windows Server 2022. Click on the Install button to complete the installation.

Confirm installation selection

Once done you will see the following, click close to exit the wizard.

Windows Server Backup features results

At the end, we will see the following. Click Close to exit the wizard.

Windows Server Backup installation

How to Install Windows Server Backup Using PowerShell

In the Windows search box, type PowerShell and then right-click on the top Windows PowerShell to launch Windows PowerShell as an administrator.

PowerShell run as administrator

Then enter this command “Install-WindowsFeature Windows-Server-Backup” and hit Enter.

Install Windows Server Backup PowerShell

The Windows Server Backup installation is in process.

Windows Server Backup feature successfully installed.

Windows Server Backup PowerShell

Now type Windows Server Backup in the search bar and open it.

Search Windows Server Backup

Here you can configure backups.

Windows Server Backup console

Written by Jamil Parvez

Jamil Pervez works as a Network Administrator, based in Kuwait with a Primary focus on Microsoft technologies. Microsoft Certified MCSE, MCTP, MCITP, CCNP, CCIP, CCVP with 20 years of experience in administering Windows Servers, Exchange, VMWare, Veeam B&R, Veritas BackupExec.

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