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Can't access SBS2003 backup, it thinks NTbackup is open or a backup is taking place

Last Modified: 2015-09-09
I want to use *solely* ntbackup and *not* SBS2003 backup to configure our server's backup (as we can specify folders within a drive rather than the whole drive, among other reasons...)

However when I try and open up SBS2003 backup, I can't even access the settings (for example, to switch off any running backups).

I get a dialog box with the following message, even though no backup is currently taking place and ntbackup is not running:

"The Backup Configuration Wizard cannot run because a backup is currently in progress or the Backup Utility is open. Cancel the current backup or wait until it is finished, or close the Backup Utility, and then run the wizard again."

can anyone help with this please?


Also, is there a way to *confirm* 100% that there is no current backup process running (other than look at the backup media file and confirm visually in Windows Explorer that no activity is taking place).
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