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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."

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user



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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.