When installing Windows Server Backup the install finish and I receive no error messages. But Windows Server Backup snap-in module is never installed!

The link to Windows Server Backup is also not visible on Administrative Tools.

Normally wbadmin.msc is installed in "windows\system32\wbadmin.msc" but the wbadmin.msc is never installed in this folder.

I have tried to uninstalled the service multiple times and install it again but it does not matter, the snap-in module never installs.

What can I do?

  • Check your logs and find out why? – HopelessN00b Aug 30 '12 at 18:08
  • Well, where do I find the install log files when adding a new "feature" to windows? Do I need to activate logging and if I do, how do I do that? – Kalle Aug 30 '12 at 20:55
  • sigh Look through the Event Logs. Sort by time if you know when you tried to install it and go to that time, or check for events from source msi installer. – HopelessN00b Aug 30 '12 at 20:57
  • Nothing is reported in the event logs. The installation finished without any error at all. – Kalle Aug 30 '12 at 21:13
  • I solved this problem by installing another feature (I used the Network Load Balancing feature) together with Windows Server Backup feature. Don't ask me why this worked, but it did. But then uninstalling the Network Load Balancing feature also uninstalls Windows Server Backup. Who knows why? (Can't answer my own question right now because I have less than 10 reputations) – Kalle Aug 30 '12 at 21:17

I solved this problem by installing the Network Load Balancing feature together with Windows Server Backup feature.

  • This worked for me too. Bonkers. – Cylindric Oct 1 '12 at 9:53
  • Thank you for this...it was driving me nuts...especially since I had been running backups for weeks as a scheduled task just fine, so I knew I had set it up at some point! – TheCleaner Feb 11 '13 at 20:28

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