Veeam problems - Veeam Zip with VMWare Essentials

Have a Veeam server running the free version of Veeam 9.5, I am not able to backup a guest off a VMWare server running ESXI 6.0 with the Essentials license.

Have run into this issue before with servers on which I had not yet installed the VMWare license key code. In those cases, Veeam ZIP will just return error "Access Denied" when trying to backup. I may have tried it once on this configuration before installing the license.

But the key is installed a now showing valid on VWmare server, and I am still getting the Access Denied error. Do I need to reinstall Veeam and re-add the ESXi server now?

I have already removed and re-added the server to Veeam.

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R@f@r P@NC3RVirtualization SpecialistCommented:
Good afternoon,

Reinstall veeam again to validate that the error does not repeat itself and let me know the results.


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zicemanAuthor Commented:
After uninstalling all the Veeam items in Add/Remove Programs, re-running the setup still failed with an error on creating the associated "VEEAMSQL2012" SQL Server database. Had to manually remove all traces of Veeam in files / folders / registry.

Once this had been done, I could finally re-install successfully. With a new Veeam loaded, the backup of the ESXi guests on the server with a valid VMWare Essentials license did run without the stupid "Access Denied" failure.

So... good news, I guess.  But what an pain in the ass....
R@f@r P@NC3RVirtualization SpecialistCommented:
Good Morning

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Best regards.
R@f@r P@NC3RVirtualization SpecialistCommented:
remember to rate what was the best solution to solve your problem.

Best regards.
zicemanAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the uninstall suggestion. Seems fairly extreme from my perspective, especially considering the manual steps required. I realize the Veeam will not work with unlicensed versions for VMWare, but requiring a full, and surgical removal of the software post activation is just ridiculous.
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