DPMM on windows 2008 Backup

Just read on page 7 of Mastering System Center Data protection Manager that the windows 2008 backup utility wont be able to read the .bkf files from older windows backup files. You will need to download a free add-on utility, the windows NT Backup-restore Utility from Microsoft Download.

Additional Info from softpedia:

Windows NT Backup – Restore Utility was developed to run only for Vista and the “Longhorn” server and will easily restore older backups made using the “Windows NT Backup” application on Windows XP or Windows Server 2003. Windows NT Backup has been replaced in Windows Vista or Windows Server Codename “Longhorn” with different applications, which are not compatible with the .bkf files that NT Backup created.

You can use this utility if you made a backup using an older version of Windows, and now want to restore files from that backup on to a computer running Windows Vista or Windows Server Codename “Longhorn”. The utility requires that you also enable the Removable Storage Manager feature

Before you install and run Windows NT Backup – Restore Utility, you need to turn on or install the Removable Storage Management feature.

Note: An NTSMAPI.dll error may occur if Removable Storage Management is not turned on or installed.

To turn on Removable Storage Management in Windows Vista:
· Click the Start button, click Control Panel, click Programs, and then click Turn Windows Features on or off. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
· Select the check box next to Removable Storage Management to turn the feature on, and then click OK.

To install Removable Storage Management on Windows Server Codename “Longhorn”:
· Click Control Panel and then click Administrative Tools.
· Open Server Manager, navigate to the Features Summary section, and click Add features.
· Select the check box next to Removable Storage Manager, click Next, and then click Install.


Supported Operating Systems: Longhorn (Windows Code Name) ; Windows Vista; Windows Vista Business; Windows Vista Business 64-bit edition; Windows Vista Business N; Windows Vista Enterprise; Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition; Windows Vista Home Basic; Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit edition; Windows Vista Home Basic N; Windows Vista Home Premium; Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition; Windows Vista Ultimate; Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition