BackupPC on Windows
- Connected via LAN cable to the internet.
- Your computer has to be registered
Create a user account
Create a new user with administrative privileges:
Open the window
Computer Management by right-clicking the the windows logo at the bottom left of the screen and selecting
Local Users and Groups, select
Users and right-click to create a new user.
* Set a strong password and a fitting username (eg backupPC) and set the flag Password never expires
- Double-click the newly created user, go to the tab
Member ofand add him to the group
- Verify that the user is member of the group
Create a share
Shared Foldersin the window
Computer Management, select
Sharesand create a new share.
- Specify the folder you want to back up and add an appropriate share name.
Customize permissionsand click on
Custom..., remove the group
Everyoneand give the created user (eg backupPC) read permission to access the share.
- Follow the installation wizard and finish the installation
Edit firewall rules
- Search for the
Network and Sharing Centerin the Windows search.
- Go to
Change advanced sharing settings(on the left side), expand
All Networksand verify that
Password protected sharingis on.
- Search for the
Windows Firewall with Advanced Securityin the Windows search, remember the active firewall profile and click on
Inbound Ruleson the left.
File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request - ICMPv4-IN)for your active profile.
- Select the tab
General, tick the checkbox
Enabledif it is not already ticked.
- Choose the tab
Any IP addressin the option
Remote IP addressand confirm the changes by pressing
OK. If the rule is active you should see a green check mark.
- Repeat the step with the rule
File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request - ICMPv6-IN).
- Repeat everything exactly the same with
File and Printer Sharing (NB-Datagram-In)except in the tab
Scopeyou add the server subnet 184.108.40.206/26 and remove the entry
Local Subnetfrom the list if you don't need
File and Printer Sharingaccess from other computers.
Change remote UAC in registry
regeditin the Windows search and run it as administrator.
- Navigate to
- Add a new "DWORD (32-bit) Value" called
LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicyand change the "value data" from 0 to
- If you are trying to connect to a Windows 7 box and smbclient fails with "protocol negotiation failed: ERRnomem", see here for a (Windows-side) solution. Details about why and how this works are on http://support.microsoft.com/kb/285089
Finally register the computer with us
After you've done all the steps above, you need to send us all the relevant information.