Windows 2003 support

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Windows 2003 support

Veeam Logoby AIM_joshuag » Fri May 08, 2015 11:45 am

I know you have answered some people stating that Windows Server 2003 isn't supported. I encourage you to support this as we have a great need of it. We are using Acronis and don't want to use that anymore since Veeam is much better. Let me know after you speak to the devs/managers if you can simply remove the restriction and let us use it on windows server 2003 at our own risk or something to that effect.
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Re: Windows 2003 support

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Fri May 08, 2015 3:08 pm

Hi Joshua,

Trust me, we know your pain. Unfortunately, just removing the restriction won't help your cause as we are using technology in the product that simply doesn't exist in Windows server 2003.

But if you really, really want to try anyway (but I have no idea what the results are going to be at all...) you can use a zip tool to open the exe, find .msi files inside and use Orka (or something) to bypass the restriction (I have heard that is the way people are doing it to test it on Windows 10 and server vNext...)

But that is of course not supported :-)

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Re: Windows 2003 support

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri May 08, 2015 4:37 pm

Mike,
but I have no idea what the results are going to be at all...

Unfortunately, it’s not going to work anyway.
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Re: Windows 2003 support

Veeam Logoby AIM_joshuag » Mon May 11, 2015 12:52 pm

Can we install the missing technology that is required for Veeam to work on Server 2003?
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Re: Windows 2003 support

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Mon May 11, 2015 12:54 pm

No,

That technology is inside the OS and is just not working on 2003 (not even on 2008... it needs to be 2008 R2 SP1 or later)

Sorry

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Re: Windows 2003 support

Veeam Logoby SimonEdwardsLP » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:35 am

Is there any 3rd party tools that can be used to back up Win2003 and still allow it to be stored on the Veeam repository?
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Re: Windows 2003 support

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:09 pm

Simon,

You may try native windows backup tools, but that won’t integrate with VBR
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