Veeam Restore Failed To Install Guest Agent Control

Only use the Agent if you can't use VBR. I've never heard of anyone backing up the host; I use ESXi but Hyper-V should be similar, quick to install and configure. Re: Is it ok to fail to connect guest agent on an isolated s Post by veremin » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:32 pm 1 person likes this post If those VMs aren't running any VSS-aware applications, you can simply disable that functionality; that won't affect backup recoverability anyhow. Good to hear things sound like they are under control, but this would be a good time to set the configuration backup job up. On 6.5 and newer, Veeam Backup & Replication can now make a configuration backup of the jobs, connections, proxies, repositories, history, etc.

This article provides a step by step guide to cleanly remove Veeam Agent for Windows (VAW). Veeam Agent for Windows is now available in version 2. There are three editions: “Free“, “Workstation” and “Server” being released that include enterprise features such as Application Aware Processing (VSS), flexible scheduling and retention options all while being able to backup directly to Cloud Connect repositories. The most important here is that this covers physical workloads (physical server) as well by way of the Server version.. Uninstall of the software is successful but you can not get rid of any historical data from the old build of VAW. Here’s way to cleanly remove Veeam Agent for Windows…

Action Plan:

  • Uninstalled Veeam Agent for Windows (VAW)
  • Deleted c:programdataveeam
  • Deleted c:program filesVeeam
  • Deleted Veeam reg keys
  • Uninstalled SQL LocalDB and removed VeeamEndPoint SQL instance before uninstalling
  • Deleted Veeam DB files in c:windowssystem32configsystemprofile
  • C:WindowsSystem32configsystemprofileAppDataLocalMicrosoftMicrosoft SQL Server Local DBInstancesVeeamEndPoint
  • Data in that last directory had to be removed as well.

Hope this guide will help you! Veeam Agents (Windows and Linux) are powerful. They can allow you to backup your physical workloads and workstations. Next Veeam Backup and Replication v9.5 Update 3 release should allow to manage and monitor your Veeam Backup and Replication environment and the whole of your workstations and standalone servers from only one interface!

One very interesting thing with Veeam Agent is the ability to only monitor the agents via your centralized Veeam Backup & Replication v9.5 U2 console. You need to to upgrade your Veeam Backup Server to Veeam B&R 9.5 Update 2, (version then you will be able to manage/track your jobs from Veeam B&R console.

Note: You can follow this step by step guide to installVeeam Agent for Windows and this one to monitor agents from the Veeam B&R console or add the existing agents to the console for monitoring.

You can follow this guide to automate Veeam Agent for Windows with PowerShell.

Need to deploy Veeam Agent for Windows Follow this guide!

Need to deploy Veeam B&R 9.5 Update 2 Follow this guide!

You can learn more about Veeam Backup & Replication v10 here.


A customer asked me to repair their Veeam Backup & Replication 7.0 backup job, some virtual machines were showing this warning message in the backup log:

Failed to index guest file system. Veeam Guest Agent is not started



The default Domain Administrator (Veeam Service Account) credentials are not working at the standalone / workgroup virtual machine that is running in the DMZ VLAN.

Veeam restore failed to install guest agent control panel

Note: Make sure the virtual machine has the latest version of VMware Tools installed

Veeam Restore Failed To Install Guest Agent Control Panel

To configure specific credentials:

– Edit the backup job

– Navigate to: Guest Processing > click: Advanced

– Select failing virtual machine > Click: Set User

– Configure the local administrator credentials

Veeam Restore Failed To Install Guest Agent Control Module

– Result: the Virtual Machines which are domain joined are using <default> credentials. The Virtual Machine without domain is now using the local Administrator credentials..

Veeam Restore Failed To Install Guest Agent Controller

Final result