The Windows Server Essentials Computer Backup service is not running
Posted on 2014-07-31
I am getting the message "The Windows Server Essentials Computer Backup service is not running" on my Server Essentials VM which is running the Server Essential Role on a Server 2012r2 Standard Server. The machine is running as a VM on a bare metal HYPER-V Server.
The system worked fine after installation for about 3 months and in the last couple of weeks it has started happening.
I have looked in the Event Viewer to see if there are any clues but can't see anything pertinent?
I have searched on TechNet and Google and can find stuff relating to the 2011 Server version of this and some stuff relating to Home Server but none of the fixes look relevant.
If I try and start the service Windows gives me the usual "This service started and then stopped immediately" type message which made me think at first the service only runs when it is called to do so when the overnight computer backups occur, but I have since tried manually kicking off a computer backup and it always fails with a message indicating that the Server cannot be found which I guess means the backup service isn't started so I can't connect to it?
Any help with this would be gratefully accepted.