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Monday, February 27, 2023

Error: Unable to connect to the server with MFA-enabled user account. Execution environment cannot be initialized to Remote

 Encountered this error message when using

  • VBR v12 - Veeam Backup & Replication
  • VRO v6 - Veeam Recovery Orchestrator

Error message:

"Unable to connect to the server with MFA-enabled user account. Execution environment cannot be initialized to Remote"

This happened when trying to add Microsoft Azure Recovery Location.

The problem is when using an account with MFA to connect from VRO to VBR v12.


1. Remove Orchestrator Agent that connects to VBR Server

2. Add a service account [without MFA] to VBR Server. Example: veeamlab\veeamsvc

3. Add the service account that you've used into VBR local administrator

4. Re-deploy the Orchestrator agent using the service account. Example: veeamlab\veeamsvc

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Upgrade Veeam V11 to V12

 Veam just launched v12 for their Veeam Backup & Replication.

We do encourage you to 

1. Backup Configuration Catalog

2. Clone the VBR Server & perform a test upgrade on the isolated environment first

3. Identify issues and problems of the upgrade before doing it on the production environment

4. Review the Upgrade checklist :- 

Don't rush to perform an upgrade to the production environment.

You may view on upgrade video on how the upgrade process looks like

Optional to migrate to Postgresql if you're running SQL Server. However, if you're using SQL Express, you may want to try to migrate the database.

Enjoy and Good luck with upgrading to Veeam V12. 

Stay tuned for daily releases on new enhancement V12 on my youtube channel

Friday, February 17, 2023

Veeam Services Unable to Start Due to Conflict

 After installation of veeam, you may encounter that services were not able to start.

The reason is probably in conflict with an existing application.

Example: 6161 is conflicting with other port

[To verify]

Open PowerShell and execute the command

Get-Process -Id (Get-NetTCPConnection -LocalPort 6161).OwningProcess


Open regedit, find the service port, and change it

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Backup and Recover Microsoft SQL Server Running on a Container

 I've set up a lab environment. Scenario is 

MS SQL Server deployed as a container 

Management tool on Windows VM

In this demo, I've shown on how to perform a backup and recover the MS SQL Server database running on a container.