Cannot start Windows server backup

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by RobDogg69, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. RobDogg69

    RobDogg69 Guest

    I cannot start Windows Server Backup in Server 2008. When I look in the
    event viewer it gives me this message

    Log Name: System
    Source: Service Control Manager
    Date: 09/03/2009 13:28:44
    Event ID: 7023
    Task Category: None
    Level: Error
    Keywords: Classic
    User: N/A
    The Block Level Backup Engine Service service terminated with the following
    General access denied error
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="">
    <Provider Name="Service Control Manager"
    Guid="{555908D1-A6D7-4695-8E1E-26931D2012F4}" EventSourceName="Service
    Control Manager" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="49152">7023</EventID>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-03-09T13:28:44.000Z" />
    <Correlation />
    <Execution ProcessID="0" ThreadID="0" />
    <Security />
    <Data Name="param1">Block Level Backup Engine Service</Data>
    <Data Name="param2">%%2147942405</Data>

    This is the reason why I cannot backup the System State in DPM.

    Can someone help me please.

    RobDogg69, Mar 9, 2009
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  2. Hello RobDogg69,

    Are you using a domain admin account? Your error seems to be access denied
    related. You may need to use a domain admin account or an account in the
    backup operators group
    Isaac Oben [MCITP,MCSE], Mar 9, 2009
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  3. RobDogg69

    RobDogg69 Guest

    Yes I am using a Domain admin account and I have tried adding it into the
    backup operators group as well but when I open Windows Server Backup it says

    "A fatal error occured during a Windows Server Backup snap-in operation.
    Error details:
    Server execution failed.

    Close Windows Server Backup and then restart it"

    I tried restarting it but it makes no difference.

    It then creates an entry in event viewer the same as I originally entered


    RobDogg69, Mar 10, 2009
  4. Hello RobDogg69,

    Did you try to run it with "Run as administrator"?

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber

    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Mar 10, 2009
  5. RobDogg69

    RobDogg69 Guest

    Yes it gives the same error.

    RobDogg69, Mar 10, 2009
  6. Hello RobDogg69,

    Try these two options:

    Restart the "Block Level Backup Engine Service" service [net stop wbengine &
    net start wbengine] make sure this service starts and it is running before
    you commence backup

    Secondly, if that doesn't work, recommend to remove (uninstall ) windows
    server backup and then re add on re install

    Hope one of these helps


    Isaac Oben [MCITP:EA, MCSE], Mar 10, 2009
  7. RobDogg69

    RobDogg69 Guest

    I have removed and re added the Windows Server Backup feature but I still
    cannot start the service as access is denied. I can stop and start the
    service on other Windows 2008 servers we have with the same account no

    Any other idea's?

    RobDogg69, Mar 10, 2009
  8. RobDogg69,
    Are you usung a w2k8 32 or 64 bits? You said "This is the reason why I
    cannot backup the System State in DPM" Do you currently have Data Protection
    Manger installed on this server but decide to use windows server backup
    instead? I am asking just to eliminate any apps conflicts. I thinking there
    should some application out there preventing or conflicting with the

    Isaac Oben [MCTIP:EA, MCSE]
    Isaac Oben [MCITP,MCSE], Mar 10, 2009
  9. RobDogg69

    RobDogg69 Guest

    The server is a W2K8 64 bit. I have also tried with and without the DPM
    service but it still has the same problem.

    RobDogg69, Mar 11, 2009
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