Missing Windows Server Backup after performing Windows Update


So you’re happily using Windows Server Backup (wbadmin.msc), and one day you’re unhappily finding out that the shortcut’s gone. Not only that, but the file’s missing, too. It’s not in MMC either. You suspect it’s because some new updates applied sometime ago.

Cool, so then you decide to reinstall Windows Server Backup, which means you have to reboot TWICE because both the uninstall AND the install requires a reboot. And then you conclude that wbadmin.msc is still missing.

Then you stumble upon some helpful TechNet posts and figure that you have to install the Remote Server Administration Tools / Feature Administration Tools / Network Load Balancing Tools feature. Better yet, installing it does not require a reboot, wow!

So what does Network Load Balancing have to do with Windows Server Backup? Absolutely nothing. But does the trick work? Definitely. Enjoy.