Installing the File Server and File Server VSS Agent Service roles on a server hosting SMB shares 

SUMMARY

Provides instructions on installing the file server and file server VSS agent service roles on a server hosting SMB shares.

ISSUE

Purpose

To provide instructions on installing the file server and file server VSS agent service roles on a server hosting SMB shares.

Description

Installing these roles is necessary for protecting SQL applications and Hyper-V VMs with disk storage located on SMB 3.0 shares.  These shares are available for SQL and Hyper-V servers 2012 and higher.  Use the procedures described below to install the file server and file server VSS service roles.  For details on protecting VMs with storage located on SMB 3.0 shares, see Protecting Hyper-V virtual machines with storage located on SMB 3.0 shares or the Protecting SQL chapter in the Unitrends Recovery-Series and UEB Administrator’s Guide.

To install the File Server role

1. Run the “Server Manager” application.

2. Select ‘Add Roles and features.’

3. Navigate to the available Roles and select ‘File and Storage Services’; expand the available features under it.

4. Select ‘File and iSCSI Services’

5. Enable ‘File Server’

To install the File Server VSS Agent Service role

1. Run the “Server Manager” application

2. Select ‘Add Roles and features’

3. Navigate to the available Roles and select ‘File and Storage Services’; expand the available features under it.

4. Select ‘File and iSCSI Services’

5. Enable ‘File Server VSS Agent Service’

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