Users who are running the Operating Systems of Windows server 2008 R2 as well as of Windows 7 are not able to launch the NTBACKUP for the sake of restoring the volumes of the NTBACKUP that are created by the older versions of the Windows operating systems.
Why this happens?
The users of the windows operating system would have to face this problem as Microsoft has removed the removable storage manager i.e. the RSM from the Windows server 2008 R2 as well as from the Windows 7 operating systems. This has been done by the company for the sake of favoring the new archiving technology. NTBACKUP actually relies on the removable storage manager and it will not be available in the operating systems of Windows server 2008 R2 or the Windows 7 operating system. In such circumstances the customers would find this to be really impossible for them to restore all of the files or the folders too or the whole volumes of the old archives that had been created with the help of the NTBACKUP on the platform of Windows server 2008 and also on the prior versions of this platform.
How can you avoid it?
You would not want to face this kind of situation and if you are then you would try to get rid of this as soon as possible. For the sake of controlling this situation Microsoft is creating one utility which would be allowing the users of the Windows 7 and also of MS Windows server 2008 R2 to restore the capabilities of some of the old archives. This particular utility is currently in a mode of testing and has been scheduled to be launched to the public download web site of Microsoft in a period of few months after the operating system is available in the general manner. At the time, more exact and specific information is not available about the date or the name of the utility which is going to be released soon by MS. This utility would be able to restore the volumes only which it would be able to see on the Windows Explorer. If the Windows Explorer is not able to get access to the backed up volumes such as the tape drives etc then it would not be able to restore it. Also, if the volumes that are being backed up end with the .BAK extension are visible in the Windows Explorer then all of these .BAK files would be used with the new utility for the sake of restoring the folders or the files. The details of this particular functionality are still subjected to the change and nothing exact could be said before the release of the utility.
Operating systems having this issue
There are many different versions of the Windows server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 operating systems of Microsoft that have to face this problem such as Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, Windows HPC Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter, Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation, Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Windows Web Server 2008 R2, Windows 7 Enterprise, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Starter and Ultimate.