Easy way to image two servers to a desktop as a backup

I have an Windows 2008 R2 - Exchange 2010 server and a Windows 2012 R2 - data/app server.  I have tape backups but would like to know if there is free imaging software to easily put these two servers on a desktop as a backup.  
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, you could use VMware Converter, and create a P2V (physical to virtual conversion), and then "RUN" these as VMs in VMware Player of VMware Workstation, or VMware ESXi.

see my EE Articles for details how to do this...

HOW TO:  P2V, V2V for FREE - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.5.3 - Shellshock "BASH" Fix included in this version

HOW TO: Shrink or Reduce a VMware Virtual Machine Disk (VMDK) using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone v5.5.2

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There is a built-in way to create an image.
Install the Feature "Windows Server Backup"
Run All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Windows Server Backup
You can do Backup Once or Backup Schedule.
Do a full backup or pick what you want done in case there are areas you dont want backed up.
You can Specify Destination Type as a remote shared folder on your desktop harddisk.

Then if a restore is required you can get the files you need or use setup/recovery console to restore the entire server.
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