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Simple, FREE backup for Windows — Anywhere!

Veeam® Agent for Microsoft Windows FREE provides a simple solution for backing up Windows-based servers, desktops and laptops. With Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows FREE, you can easily back up your computer to an external hard drive, NAS (network-attached storage) share or a Veeam Backup & Replication™ repository. And, should ransomware encrypt your files, your system fails to boot, your hard drive crashes or an important file gets corrupted or accidentally deleted, you can recover what you need in minutes — like it never happened.

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows FREE — built on technology introduced in Veeam Endpoint Backup™ FREE — is a simple, FREE standalone agent that delivers backup and recovery for physical Windows servers and workstations running on premises, in home offices or in the hands of mobile users — as well as for Windows computers running in the public cloud.

With Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows FREE, you can:

  • Protect your entire workforce against unexpected hardware failure and file corruption
  • Upgrade with confidence through full support for the latest Windows operating systems
  • Deliver backup and recovery for Windows-based servers and workstations, running on premises, remotely or in the public cloud

What’s new

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows FREE delivers all-new features and functionality that furthers both free Windows backup and recovery performance to mitigate data loss.

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows FREE now includes:

Backup for external USB drives: Organizations require the protection of their critical data on USB hard drives. With NEW Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows, users ensure their endpoints and critical data are available at all times and continuously protected by backing up USB hard drives.

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Full Microsoft Windows Support

Upgrade your Windows-based laptops, desktops and servers with confidence. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows FREE is certified by Microsoft as compatible with Microsoft Windows 10 April 2018 Update and it also offers full support for Windows Server 1803. This includes support for the latest 2016 versions of major Microsoft enterprise applications Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint and SQL Server.

FREE Windows backup for desktops and laptops

Even in today’s highly virtualized environments, the majority of desktops and laptops remain physical and need to be protected. 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.

What's inside — Backup features

Get an overview of your recent backups in the Control Panel

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows FREE provides fast, image-based backup for the entire computer as well as volume and file-level protection. With true incremental backup, only the blocks of files that have changed since the last backup are read and copied, making image-level backups extremely efficient. Free Veeam Backup for Windows options include:

  • Entire computer: Get image-based backup for your entire PC while automatically excluding unnecessary files, such as the Recycle Bin contents, temporary and page files.
  • Volume-level: Utilize block-level backup for selected drives or volumes on your computer (e.g., system volume, data volume, etc.).
  • File-level: Choose individual file masks and folders to back up; the built-in wizard helps you quickly include standard system folders and personal files.

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows FREE helps address typical backup challenges through:

  • Robust backup engine: The ability to automatically skip bad blocks ensures a backup job is able to salvage user data from a failing hard drive.
  • Backup throttling: Reduces the CPU consumption of the backup processes when the computer 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.
  • Flexible, workstation-friendly scheduler: Protect laptops and desktops daily or based on system events (e.g., when a user logs off, locks the computer or connects the backup storage).
  • Email notifications: Easily monitor your backup status without the need to open the user interface.
  • Backup size control: Use file masks to include or exclude specific file types from your backups to save space, define the required retention periods and estimate backup file size on the fly.
CryptoLocker protection for USB storage

Recovery features

Restore individual files from ANY backup type in minutes!

Recovery options

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 FREE 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.)
  • CD/DVD/BD media
  • ISO image

The recovery image provides an alternative way to boot your computer into the recovery environment. 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 for the entire computer recovery — including to dissimilar hardware!

Built-in recovery tools

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows FREE includes proprietary tools as well as some useful Microsoft Windows diagnostic utilities to help you troubleshoot issues and fix typical issues, 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
  • And more!
Restore possibilities from a single backup

Integration with Veeam Backup & Replication*

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 FREE jobs, including a flexible permissions system to give users access to specific repositories. And, by using Veeam Backup & Replication’s user interface, you’ll also be able to:
  • Restore servers or workstations protected by Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows FREE directly to your Microsoft Azure subscription.
  • Achieve low recovery time objectives (RTO) by quickly restoring service to users by running the failed computer directly from agent backup files on a Microsoft Hyper-V VM.
  • Restore guest files and application items from endpoint backup files with Veeam Explorers™ for Microsoft Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint and SQL Server.
  • Export physical disk content from a backup into VMDK/VHD/VHDX virtual disk file formats.
  • Get basic monitoring and management for all incoming backups, including email notifications about the backup status.
  • Take copies of your backups off site on disk, tape or even the cloud storage with Backup Copy and Backup to Tape jobs.
  • Apply traffic throttling settings to Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows FREE jobs.
  • And more!
*Requires Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 2 or later

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Supported system environments

Customer success — We can back it up!

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows FREE has been downloaded over 1 million times since its first release in 2015. See what the buzz is about — download now! With 343,000 paid customers worldwide and 17.6 million VMs protected, you can be sure you’re making the right choice for your data protection needs.

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