Windows Home Server 2011

Bryan blake 1 Reputation point

I just had to reinstall Windows Home Server 2011. I have a WD My Book attached via USB. I went to the Home Server dashboard and attempted to schedule a server backup. The backup failed stating that backup services were not running. I then went to the desktop and started the server manager program. I can complete a SERVER backup using the Server Manager program from the Desktop. I scheduled backups and they are running as scheduled. Any ideas as to why the Dashboard server backup fails ? I do not see any failed events in the event viewer.

Windows Home Server 2011
Windows Home Server 2011
A Microsoft server product that is designed to connect personal computers, digital devices, and printers in the home. Windows Home Server centralizes storage and access of images, music, personal documents and video.
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  1. Limitless Technology 38,566 Reputation points

    Hello there,

    Do you find any Event ID triggered when the Dashboard crashes?

    Use these procedures to troubleshoot computer backups in Windows Server Essentials, including backup configuration issues, incomplete or unsuccessful backups, backup health alerts, and issues with file, folder, or full-system restores.

    The below thread discusses the same issue and you can try out some troubleshooting steps from this and see if that helps you to sort the Issue.


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