The entire System Protection tab is gone!

I wanted to create a restore point before installing something, and I wanted to change some "Previous file versions" settings on a network share.

What's going on? I seem to get previous file versions at the regular interval, twice a day. But I can't see or create restore points, or see any settings. I haven't found others mentioning this issue. Could it be malware?

No tab for "System Protection"

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Apparently that's not a thing in Windows Server 2019 Essentials. Which is weird, because the option to create a restore point shows in the start menu:

Create a restore point

I found a reply here that says this isn't an option for this OS:


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