How to install NTBackup on Server 2008

In order to install the Windows XP Ntbackup program on Server 2008 or Windows Vista computer you will need to following files from a Windows XP computer:

Ntbackup.exe
Ntmsapi.dll
Vssapi.dll

These can be found in the C:\Windows\System32 folder of Windows XP or downloaded directly from ftp://ftp.bitsmail.com/Knowledgebase/NTBackup.zip

You could also copy these help files, but you don't really need them: Ntbackup.chm, Ntbackup.hlp

These can be found in the C:\Windows\Help folder of Windows XP.

Copy all 3 (or 5) files to a folder in your Vista or Server 2008 'Program Files' folder, for example use C:\Program Files\Ntbackup. Since you won't be pasting these files in the system path there is no need to worry about overwriting files.

Next, you will need to turn on or install the Removable Storage Management feature (you will get an NTSMAPI.dll error if Removable Storage Management is not enabled).

Vista

  1. Click the Start button > Control Panel > Programs, and then click Turn Windows Features on or off. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  2. Select the check box next to Removable Storage Management to turn the feature on, and then click OK. 
  3. Now, create a shortcut for Ntbackup.exe on your Desktop, calling it something like "Original Ntbackup" or whatever.
  4. Click on that shortcut (or directly on the Ntbackup.exe file if you so desire), and bingo, you can begin to manually backup and restore ANY file you want, and you are NO LONGER LIMITED by Vista's Backup Status and Configuration tool.

Server 2008

  1. Click the Start button and in the 'Start Search' box type (or paste):  servermanagercmd -install Removable-Storage
  2. Now, create a shortcut for Ntbackup.exe on your Desktop, calling it something like "Original Ntbackup" or whatever.
  3. Click on that shortcut (or directly on the Ntbackup.exe file if you so desire), and bingo, you can begin to manually backup and restore ANY file you want, and you are NO LONGER LIMITED by Server 2008's Windows Backup.

 

Article ID: 7, Created On: 7/7/2009, Modified: 1/6/2010

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