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Windows Server Backup Management Pack

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This is a simple MP to discover when the Windows Server Backup Feature is installed on your servers, and automatically monitor for backup job success or failure.  I noticed we don’t offer anything for this and many customers use this feature.






This monitors the Microsoft-Windows-Backup Event log using Alert Rules, for errors when backup jobs run. 

It also includes a monitor to show the state of the last backup, if there was one.


  1. David Bowles

    Hi Kevin,

    Can this be used for MARS backups? We use that for system state and files and folders on physical servers. We get emails from Azure when there is an issue but having a SCOM alert would be really nice.

    Thanks, David

    • Kevin Holman

      No, it wont apply to MARS agents, however, a similar solution could be developed provided there is data we can get locally from the MARS agent.

  2. Daniel

    Hi Kevin. Ive tried to import your management pack but I get the following error as soon as I try to import it:

    “This management pack cannot be imported.

    : XSD verification failed for the management pack. [Line: 53, Position: 69]
    ‘>’ is an unexpected token. The expected token is ‘=’. Line 53, position 69.”

    Do you have any advise, please?

    • Kevin Holman

      I imported this in SCOM 2012, 2016, and 2019 without issue. Did you try and copy/paste the XML from the Github site, or did you download it as a zip file? You should always download it as a zip.

    • Kevin Holman

      It was pulled. No longer available. That site is not official. And looking at that MP, there was MUCH to be improved upon. Bad discovery, event monitors are terrible, and the MP guide was really, really terrible. I can see why it got pulled.

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