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Recipe: Installing Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 Server and Veeam Explorers

Expected deliverables:

A fully installed Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 server alongside with all available Veeam Explorers.

Time to complete: 20 minutes


  • Server (Virtual or Physical) with minimum 8 CPU Cores, 16GB Ram, 500 MB of disk space for product installation and additional free space for the configuration database and product logs.
  • Windows Server Operating system at least server Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, but we recommend Windows Server 2019. Core editions are supported.
  • Local Administrative account access on your server for the installation process.
  • Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 ISO file downloaded and on your target machine. You can download the most recent version form the Veeam website.
  • Have your license file located within easy reach on the server you will be installing Veeam onto.

Before you start:

  • The Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 Service must be started using the Local System account.
  • After the installation, you cannot change the name of the Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 server or change domains of the server without resetting the configuration.


You have a paid or evaluation Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 license available for installation.


  1. Open the Veeam.Backup365.iso file and run the Veeam.Setup.exe file
  2. On the splash screen, click “Install”.
  3. On the next window, click “Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365”.
  4. At the License Agreement step, click the links to read the documents. If you accept the terms of these documents, click “I Accept” to continue the installation.
  5. At the System Configuration Check step, wait until the wizard checks the system configuration and the pre-requisites. You may be prompted to fix the issues to continue the installation.
  6. At the Data Location step, specify the installation folder (Default C:\Program Files\Veeam\Backup365 )
  7. Click Install.
  8. Wait for the installation process to complete and click Finish to exit the wizard.

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