Does anyone know any solution how to access tapes at the Windows Server 2008 R2, tapes written with NTBackup from earlier Windows versions ???
I appreciate free or low cost solution to access such tapes without necessity to install tape drive on second PC / Server with Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista system as Microsoft advices to Windows 7 / 2008 R2 users.
The key problem is Microsoft left developing and implementing Remote Storage Manager service starting from Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 editions. This service is no longer available in any way. Without that service, even having free Microsoft NT Backup Restore Utility - it is simply impossible to access tape device :-(