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Windows Server 2016 Backup - error with user of network share

If you are running a Windows Server 2016, are using the integrated Windows Server Backup utility and you want to save the backup to a remote destination, which is a CIFS/SMB network share, then during the setup the following error might occur

"The user name being used for accessing the remote share folder is not recognized by the local computer."




1. Create a local user at your Windows Server, which has the same username and password as the cifs/smb user
2. Add this user to the "Backup Operators" user group:

3. Go back to setup the backup job using the "Previous" button and click next/finish again ->
Your scheduled backup job using a cifs/smb network share should now be created successfully.