Veeam® Agent for Microsoft Windows provides a simple solution for backing up Windows-based servers, desktops and laptops. With Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows, you can easily back up your PC to an external hard drive, NAS (network-attached storage) share or a Veeam Backup & Replication™ repository. And, if your system crashes, hard drive fails or a file gets corrupted or accidentally deleted, you can recover what you need in minutes — like it never even happened.
Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows — built on technology introduced in Veeam Endpoint Backup™ FREE — is a simple, FREE standalone agent that delivers backup and recovery for Windows servers and workstations running in the public cloud, for physical Windows servers and workstations, and endpoints running on-premises.
With Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows, you can:
Leverage the hybrid cloud to expand your on-premises backup and recovery options
Protect your entire workforce against unexpected hardware failure and file corruption
Upgrade with confidence through full support for the latest Windows operating systems
What’s new in v2
Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows delivers all-new functionality to give you features and capabilities unheard of in a FREE desktop backup and data recovery solution.
Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows includes:
Active full backupsNEW: Meet your company policy by scheduling the periodic active full backup in backup job
Direct Restore to Microsoft AzureNEW: Restore or migrate on-premises, Windows-based physical server and endpoint backups directly into Microsoft Azure
Instant Recovery to Microsoft Hyper-V VMNEW: Quickly restore service to users by starting a VM directly from agent backup file
Source-side encryptionNEW: Secure backup data and network transfers with source-side encryption but without any negative impact on backup processing
Synthetic full backupsNEW: Eliminate the need for periodic full backups by creating forever-incremental backups that save time and storage
Windows Server 2016 supportNEW: Get full support for Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Workstation-friendly scheduling and retentionNEW: Get user friendly scheduling and retention options based on days of successful backups
Full support for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016
Upgrade your Windows-based laptops, desktops and servers with confidence! Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows has been certified by Microsoft as Windows 10 compatible and it also offers full support for Windows Server 2016.
FREE Windows backup for desktops and laptops
Even in today’s highly virtualized environments, endpoints (i.e., desktops and laptops) will always remain physical and need to be backed up. But since many endpoint backup tools on the market are either expensive or ineffective, what’s the best solution?
Just like in the virtual world, backups are really all about recovery. Veeam has created a powerful, easy-to-use and FREE solution that makes endpoint backup a breeze, while making recovery flexible and effortless.
I’ve played with lots of options, both paid and free, over the years for backing up a physical computer on a regular basis and, even setting the general Veeam fanboy type stuff aside, this is the slickest solution for the problem I’ve ever seen. That it’s free and it integrates into my existing enterprise solution are definitely major added bonuses, but even in a standalone, ‘I need to make backups of Grandma’s computer’ situation, it is a great choice.
Veeam continues to amaze me. Releases a free tool for backing up physical machines and simply makes it compatible with their current backup solutions. This enables us, at no additional cost other than bandwidth and storage, of course, to back up our end users, encrypt and transport the backups offsite.
I have been running Veeam Endpoint on my desktop at work for as long as it has been in beta and, to be honest, I have totally forgotten about it. I just set it up (in a few minutes including download and install) and it just does its job without any fuss. I have restored some files to test and, to begin with, I was checking that it was running. It’s been fine ever since, it really is nice to not have to work on the software and sleep easy knowing it is busy helping me.
Veeam provides fast, image-based backup that is done at the block-level for full and volume-level backups, and on the file-level otherwise. With true incremental backup, only blocks changed since the last backup are copied, making volume-level backups extremely efficient when processing changes in large files. Backup options include:
Full backup: Get image-based backup for your entire PC while automatically excluding unnecessary files, like the Recycle Bin contents, temporary and page files
Volume-level backup: Utilize block-level backup for selected drives or volumes on your computer (e.g., system volume, data volume, etc.)
File-level backup: Choose individual file masks and folders to back up; the built-in wizard helps you quickly include standard system folders and personal files
Standalone full backup: Save standalone full backups to any location at any time via the UI
Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows also helps optimize backup performance through:
Backup engine tuning: Get faster file-level backup performance, better exclusion logic and the ability to skip bad blocks to ensure hardware or software problems do not affect PC and laptop backup jobs
Backup throttling: Reduces the priority of the backup job process if the PC is busy with other tasks
CryptoLocker protection for USB Storage: Protect USB-based storage targets from potential CryptoLocker threats by automatically ejecting them after a successful job run
Email notifications: Configure email notifications by typing only your email address, keeping you connected to your laptop backup history without the need to open the Control Panel
Flexible configuration: Create file masks to include or exclude specific file types from your backups, define retention periods, backup schedules and estimate backup file size on the fly
Scheduling: Trigger backup jobs based on specific events, such as when backup storage is connected, when the PC is locked or when a user logs off; it's smart enough not to start a backup more often than needed
Veeam provides you with several easy-to-use recovery options — all from the same image-level backup. Options include:
Bare-metal restore: Restore your entire system to the same or different hardware
Volume-level restore: Restore a failed hard drive or corrupted partition
File-level restore: Restore individual files from ANY backup type in minutes!
Bootable recovery media
Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows lets you create a recovery image of your computer on several different kinds of media, including:
Removable storage devices (e.g., USB flash drives, SD cards, etc.)
The recovery image provides an alternative way to boot your computer. If the OS installed on the computer fails to start for some reason, you can boot the OS from the recovery image and leverage the included recovery tools.
Built-in recovery tools
Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows includes proprietary diagnostic tools as well as some useful Microsoft Windows diagnostic tools to help you troubleshoot issues and accomplish advanced administration tasks, including:
Reset password: Reset the password for the built-in administrator account
Startup repair: Fix system problems that might prevent Windows from starting (e.g., missing or damaged system files, corrupted boot sector, etc.) Learn more
Memory diagnostics: Check the system memory of your computer and detect potential problems after the next system reboot. Learn more
Command prompt: Start the Microsoft Windows command prompt (cmd.exe)
If you’re using Veeam Backup & Replication in your VMware vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environment, you’ll be able to take full advantage of Veeam backup repositories as target locations for your Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows jobs, which are stored in a separate folder for each workload protected. While working within Veeam Backup & Replication, you’ll also be able to:
Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows supports desktops and laptops running 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows, including Windows 7 SP1 – 10 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, 2012 R2 and 2016. To learn more about hardware and software requirements, please review the product datasheet or User Guide.
Customer success — We can back it up!
With more than 242,000 customers worldwide and 13.9 million VMs protected, Veeam is helping organizations make the most of their investments in virtualization.
We have implemented Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE as a self-service tool for our DBAs. They have full control over their SQL Server native backup to files on disk, where they can keep them for 5 to 6 days, but for longer-term retention, they need to move them to lower tier storage. Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE provides an easy to use tool to back-up SQL backup files to the lower tier and provide easy self-service restore when needed for use with the native SQL Server backup restore tools. It’s so easy.
Didier Van Hoye, Technical Architect at the Flemish Geographical Information Agency (FGIA).