Windows Storage Server and Windows Server are built on the same code base, therefore all Veeam Backup & Replication components can be installed on a machine running Storage Server OS, i.e.
- Backup repository
- Backup proxy
- Tape server
- WAN accelerator
However, some vendor based distributions may not have .NET feature enabled and/or have issues with installing the required .NET framework version.
Hence Veeam backup server itself, Veeam Backup & Replication console, Mount Server can not be installed on a such machine due to Veeam Backup & Replication dependency on .NET components.