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PS install failure - VeeamPSSnapIn not installed

Veeam Logoby ramnefors » Mon May 04, 2015 12:35 pm

On a WIndows 2008R2SP1 with Powershell v4/NET 4.5 and after installing the VEEAM PS plugin. I get the following error message when starting PS from B&R menu.

Add-PSSnapin : The Windows PowerShell snap-in 'VeeamPSSnapIn' is not installed on this computer.
At C:\Program Files\Veeam\Backup and Replication\Backup\Initialize-VeeamToolkit.ps1:137 char:1
+ Add-PSSnapin VeeamPSSnapIn
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

If I try to manually install the Veeam.Backup.PowerShell.dll I get an error message that the DLL does not contains an installer.

Any ideas?
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Re: PS install failure - VeeamPSSnapIn not installed

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed May 06, 2015 2:21 pm

Have you already contacted support team and provided them with installation logs that are required to find the root cause? Thanks.
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Re: PS install failure - VeeamPSSnapIn not installed

Veeam Logoby backuper2015 » Wed May 13, 2015 10:14 am

Have the same problem on Windows server 2012 R2 x64 with veeam backup & replication free.
Wanted to get use of the new features of free version via powershell but this error give me no go :(

"VeeamPSSnapIn not installed".
Launching PS from Veeam windows doesn't help neither.

- Tried to manually install it via installutil.exe - no way (log below).
- Tried to install it via BPS_x64.exe as said in kb1489 - no way.

Question:
is it possible to solve this problem for a free version user?
Thank you very much in advance.
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Re: PS install failure - VeeamPSSnapIn not installed

Veeam Logoby foggy » Wed May 13, 2015 1:42 pm

Yes, please contact technical support. Everybody on the official evaluation is eligible for support, just expect answers based on staff availability.
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Re: PS install failure - VeeamPSSnapIn not installed

Veeam Logoby seddy » Fri May 15, 2015 6:34 pm

I'm having the same problem... Here's one of my observations. We're running, un-patched, Veeam Backup & Replication at one office and a patched copy of Veeam free at another smaller office. If I do a "Get-PSSnapin -registered" in powershell, I notice that on the updated free installation, i'm missing the VeeamPSSnapIn, but have the other three snapins ... It's like THAT snapin is just missing.

Was this intentional on the free version or was it overlooked somehow while creating the install package?

I ran the BPS_x64.msi installer but still have the same issue...
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Re: PS install failure - VeeamPSSnapIn not installed

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Sat May 16, 2015 2:22 pm

As far as I know, snap-in should be included in free installation, as well, because recently we've made some commandlets available in free product version. Is there any installation file inside C:\Program Files\Veeam\Backup and Replication\ directory, try to search for some like "Install-VeeamToolkit.ps1"? Thanks.
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Re: PS install failure - VeeamPSSnapIn not installed

Veeam Logoby sbbots » Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:35 pm

We are having the same issue as the OP installing the plugin . Server 2008 R2 SP1 with PS 4.0/.NET 4.5.

I have been told that this is an issue with B&R v8 and that an update or hotfix will be available for this. Any time frame on when this might be available?
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Re: PS install failure - VeeamPSSnapIn not installed

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:04 am

You mean you were told but one of our support team engineers? If so, can I ask you to post your ticket number here, so that, I can check the case?
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Re: PS install failure - VeeamPSSnapIn not installed

Veeam Logoby sbbots » Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:02 pm

v.Eremin wrote:You mean you were told but one of our support team engineers? If so, can I ask you to post your ticket number here, so that, I can check the case?

Case # 00931494

Your tech corrected his statement regarding a patch being worked on and instead suggested reinstalling the software. By "the software" I assume he means the entire B&R v8 suite?
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Re: PS install failure - VeeamPSSnapIn not installed

Veeam Logoby sbbots » Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:19 am 1 person likes this post

I did a repair of the Veeam install from the B&R 8 install disk and the Powershell plugin works now. That was easy [clicks easy button]. Thanks.
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Re: PS install failure - VeeamPSSnapIn not installed

Veeam Logoby Starko » Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:40 am 3 people like this post

Hello,
we had the same problem es described in this topic with two customer installations. As @v.Eremin suggested we made a support case and we found a solution.
The problem seems to be in the installer of v8 and/or Update 2. But the solution is simple.
  • Do a fresh reboot of your Veeam Server
  • Install Update 2 again over the running version
  • Clean Reboot
  • Install the PowerShell AddIn Again
  • Start Veeam B&R
  • Check if the PowerShell Button is present in the Veeam Main Menu.
  • If it is, try to start it and see if the cmdlets get loaded.
That solved all our issues.
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Re: PS install failure - VeeamPSSnapIn not installed

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:32 am

Thank you, Marco, for registering on our community forums to update the share with the found solution with fellow members. We do appreciate that!
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Re: PS install failure - VeeamPSSnapIn not installed

Veeam Logoby Starko » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:34 am 1 person likes this post

I also posted a german manual how to solve this on my blog:
http://www.meinekleinefarm.net/veeam-ba ... gistriert/
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Re: PS install failure - VeeamPSSnapIn not installed

Veeam Logoby cgt » Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:03 pm

Starko wrote:I also posted a german manual how to solve this on my blog:
http://www.meinekleinefarm.net/veeam-ba ... gistriert/


Hi All!

I'm trying all you post in your blog but it still not working.
I'm on latest version (Pacth 3), Windows 2008 R2 SP1 x64, PowerShell instlled as the KB(https://www.veeam.com/kb1489)shows, and Im not able to run the Veeam Pwershell. Each time I try to open it, i get the next error:
****************************************************************************************************
Add-PSSnapin : The Windows PowerShell snap-in 'VeeamPSSnapIn' is not installed
on this machine.
At C:\Program Files\Veeam\Backup and Replication\Backup\Initialize-VeeamToolkit
.ps1:137 char:13
+ Add-PSSnapin <<<< VeeamPSSnapIn
+ CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (VeeamPSSnapIn:String) [Add-PSS
napin], PSArgumentException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : AddPSSnapInRead,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.Ad
dPSSnapinCommand

Get-PSSnapin : No Windows PowerShell snap-ins matching the pattern 'VeeamPSSnap
In' were found. Check the pattern and then try the command again.
At C:\Program Files\Veeam\Backup and Replication\Backup\Initialize-VeeamToolkit
.ps1:140 char:23
+ $snapIn = Get-PSSnapIn <<<< "VeeamPSSnapIn"
+ CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (VeeamPSSnapIn:String) [Get-PSS
napin], PSArgumentException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : NoPSSnapInsFound,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.G
etPSSnapinCommand

****************************************************************************************************

Can somebody help me please? I'm working on a customer with a trial license, and if all the tests he wants to perform works, he will buy the solution, if not he will discard it. I dont try to open a case because Im not really sure if they will want to help us. Hope someone can give me some tips.

Thank you in advance.
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Re: PS install failure - VeeamPSSnapIn not installed

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:47 pm 1 person likes this post

Check the sticky topic first and see whether suggestions provided there help you or not. Thanks.
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