Windows Server Core Installation Instructions

You can install BackupChain on Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Full and Core installations to perform live virtual backups while virtual machines are running. Hyper-V Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 Full and Core are also supported. More information about Hyper-V can be found on our Hyper-V backup page.

On Windows Server 2008 R1 and R2 Full installations, no configuration is necessary. Simply start the zipped EXE package from the download page.

On Windows Server 2012 you need to run the DISM commands below to install .NET 2.0 (Part of the .NET 3.5 package) if you haven't already installed it.


Instructions for Server Core and Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 / Hyper-V Server 2012 Environments

From the command line execute the following commands to install the .NET Framework 2.0:

start /w ocsetup NetFx2-ServerCore

start /w ocsetup NetFx2-ServerCore-WOW64


If the above commands don't work on your Core Installation version, use these instead:

DISM.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx2-ServerCore

DISM.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx2-ServerCore-WOW64


Then change directory to the folder containing the package (available from our download page), unzip it, and run the BackupChainSetup.exe installer package.


Run C:\Program Files\FastNeuron Inc\BackupChain\BackupChain.exe to open the BackupChain Monitor Application.

The free Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V Server 2012 operating systems may be downloaded directly from Microsoft.

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