The Windows Server Backup Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in contains the following wizards to help you schedule and create backups, and perform recoveries:


Certain pages and fields in these wizards have been updated for Windows Server 2008 R2.

Additional considerations

  • To run backups and recoveries using Windows Server Backup, you must be a member of the Backup Operators or Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

  • You can perform the same backup and recovery tasks with the Wbadmin command that you can with the wizards in the Windows Server Backup snap-in. For information about this command, see the Command Reference (

  • You can perform backup tasks with the Windows PowerShell cmdlets for Windows Server Backup. For more information, see Using Windows Server Backup Cmdlets.

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