Windows Server Backup vs NTBACKUP

This is my first time in using Windows Server Backup since this new machine is Server 2008.  With our 2003 machines, NTBACKUP was a pretty slick alternative to a paid software for pushing data to a specific drive on a remote computer.  

Anyway, my problem is this (and I imagine its a simple one that I'm overlooking something obvious).  In Windows Server Backup, if I select the "Backup Once..." option, I can push the data to a remote share \\servername\directory.  It works very well actually and is extremely easy to recover a deleted file from.  

If I select "Backup Schedule..." to have this fire on a nightly basis, it fails during setup.  After specifying the scheduled time in the wizard, the next page should be to "select destination disk", but it prompts me that "no disks are available for use as a backup destination, blah blah blah".   The way it reads, because I have all local hard drives committed to a raid array, it apparently thinks there are no local resources to send the entire backup to.  It doesn't give me the option to send it to a path.  I've tried doing a mapped drive to the machine based on an administrators login, but regardless it still thinks that there are no available drives for a scheduled backup to be sent to.  

Has anybody ran into this before?  And if so, what box should I have put a check in?  I looked at some powershell commands, but at first glance I haven't come across anything specifically regarding this.
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marcokrecicCommented:
Only on server 2008 r2 you can backup your volume in a remote folder.

The best solution is to add a volume to your system.

In emergency you can use any external disk.
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RTCAAuthor Commented:
That seems to be par for the Microsoft course, huh?   I wonder why they stripped down their backup software when they rolled out 2008?  Here's hoping a service pack in the near future will address this snap-in for those pre-r2 people like me.  
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