wbadmin.msc snap-in missing after installing Windows Server Backup feature

By | November 25, 2014

Had a weird one earlier today.  I installed the Windows Server Backup feature on two Windows Server 2012 R2 servers in the same VMware farm.  On one server I could start the wbadmin.msc snap-in immediately, but on the other I couldn’t find it at all.  I couldn’t find anything in the event logs to explain why it would be missing on that one server.  The problem wasn’t resolved by either a reboot or by uninstalling and re-installing the feature.

A quick search on Google revealed that some people had resolved the issue by installing the Windows NLB feature. This somewhat bizarre workaround also did the trick for me – although I found I only needed to the RSAT tools for NLB rather than the whole feature.  Here’s the proof!

WSB

These are the days when you don’t try to explain things – just shrug and move on!

 

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