Windows Server Backup GUI Issue


  • Hello Friends

    A few days ago I have migrated my Windows Active directory Infrastructure from Windows server 2012 R2 to Windows 2016 standard edition.

    It has successfully migrated with all the aspects.

    Now from yesterday I have seen that Windows Server Backup MMC is not functioning even unable to launch the GUI.

    well, I have tried uninstall and reinstall windows server backup role from server manager but no luck, even not showing in start menu as well as administrative tools.

    I have also try to open GUI from C:\Windows\System32\wbadmin.msc (error snapshot attached).

    I am requesting you please help me if someone have any idea.

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:31 AM

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  • Hi,
    Please check the detail error message or event logs to see if you could find out CLSID of this snap-in.
    If you could find it, please have a try:
    1. Open registry editor;
    2. Inside registry navigate to the following key:
    3. Inside SnapIns search for the error number specified in CLSID.
    4. After navigating to the following key, right click on the CLSID and select Export. This will let you to back up the registry key into .reg file.
    5. Next, right click on same key and this time select Delete.
    6. Reboot system.
    Best regards,

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    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 2:51 AM
  • Hi,

    The only one below mentioned CLSID related error event log I found. please suggest

    Log Name:      System
    Source:        Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM
    Date:          3/21/2017 6:48:39 PM
    Event ID:      10016
    Task Category: None
    Level:         Error
    Keywords:      Classic
    User:          SYSTEM
    The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID
     and APPID
     to the user NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM SID (S-1-5-18) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="">
        <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM" Guid="{1B562E86-B7AA-4131-BADC-B6F3A001407E}" EventSourceName="DCOM" />
        <EventID Qualifiers="0">10016</EventID>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2017-03-21T13:18:39.981709000Z" />
        <Correlation />
        <Execution ProcessID="992" ThreadID="84" />
        <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
        <Data Name="param1">application-specific</Data>
        <Data Name="param2">Local</Data>
        <Data Name="param3">Activation</Data>
        <Data Name="param4">{8D8F4F83-3594-4F07-8369-FC3C3CAE4919}</Data>
        <Data Name="param5">{F72671A9-012C-4725-9D2F-2A4D32D65169}</Data>
        <Data Name="param6">NT AUTHORITY</Data>
        <Data Name="param7">SYSTEM</Data>
        <Data Name="param8">S-1-5-18</Data>
        <Data Name="param9">LocalHost (Using LRPC)</Data>
        <Data Name="param10">Unavailable</Data>
        <Data Name="param11">Unavailable</Data>

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:34 AM
  • Hi,

    Once the CLSID is found, please go to the follow registry:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\"GUID", then check if this ID is corresponded to windows server backup, generally, you could see for example:

    If this CLSID is for windows server backup, then you could have a try my first reply to see if it works for you.

    Best regards,


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    Friday, March 24, 2017 8:16 AM