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Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows FREE

  • Free Windows backup solution 
  • CryptoLocker protection 
  • Protect your entire workforce for FREE
  • Multiple backup and recovery options

Simple, FREE Backup for Windows — Anywhere!

Veeam® Agent for Microsoft Windows FREE provides a simple solution for backing up Windows-based 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.

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. Veeam has created a powerful, easy-to-use and FREE solution that makes Windows backup on your endpoint a breeze, while making recovery flexible and effortless.

Backup capabilities

  • Entire computer backup: Get image-based backup for your entire PC, while automatically excluding unnecessary files, such as the Recycle Bin contents and 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: Choose individual file masks and folders to back up; the built-in wizard helps you quickly include standard system folders and personal files
  • Robust backup engine: Automatically skip bad blocks to ensure a backup job is able to salvage user data from a failing hard drive
  • Backup throttling: Enable to reduce the CPU consumption of the backup processes when the computer is busy with other tasks

Recovery options 

  • 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: 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 or ISO image

Additional features* 

  • 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.). 
  • Memory diagnostics: Check the system memory of your computer and detect potential problems after the next system reboot. 
*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.

Built on Proven Veeam Technologies

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

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows FREE now also includes:

  • Backup for external USB drives: Ensure that users’ endpoints and critical data are available at all times and continuously protected by backing up USB hard drives.
  • 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.
  • Email notifications: Easily monitor your Windows 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.

Integration with Veeam Backup & Replication*

If you’re using Veeam Backup & Replication in your environment, you’ll be able to take full advantage of Veeam backup repositories as target locations for your Windows backup jobs, including to the following capabilities:
  • Restore desktop or laptop 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 Windows backups, including email notifications about the backup status.
  • Take copies of your backups off site on disk or tape.
  • Apply traffic throttling settings to Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows FREE jobs.
*Requires Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 2 or later

Learn more about Veeam Backup & Replication

Supported System Environments

For detailed information on system requirements, review a complete list of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows supported environments.

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