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Server2012, the Tools menu missing Windows Server Backup option, verified it is installed as a feature

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Hello,

A client has 2 Windows Server 2012 servers. One server shows the Windows Server Backup option under the Tools Menu in the Server manager Dashboard. The other does not. Both Dell servers.

I verified and Windows Server backup is checked as installed but does not show up.

What is missing?

What I did was uninstall Windows Server Backup feature and reinstall it and restart the server and the server backup option does not show up.

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Under features, there is a section for the GUI tools for each role and feature. Make sure the windows server backup GUI is installed as well. With 2012's focus on remote administration and powershell, it is not uncommon to see a role or feature installed without the accompanying admin tool.
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Is Windows Server Backup visible in Control Panel > Administrative Tools? If not, try installing the Network Load Balancing feature as I've seen this magically fix the problem before. I'll try and find some posts that can also verify this.
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