Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows support for Microsoft Windows 10 May 2019 Update, version 1903 (official support arriving with 3.0.2 in June)

Posted by Paul Braren on May 27 2019 (updated on May 30 2019) in
  • Backup
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  • May 28 2019 update, official 1903 support doesn't arrive until 3.0.2 next month (June), details from Anton Gostev below.

    Below is the article as it originally appeared, with updates added below.

    Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 3.0.1


    Last week, Microsoft released Windows 10 May 2019 Update Version 1903, all sorts of details found below. I had a chance to install 1903 and the latest Veeam Agent this past weekend. Before I dove in, I first verified that they're fully supported when used together. Then I made sure to my Windows 10 version 1809 was backed up recently, having been burned by (re-release) in the past. This avoided reliance on Microsoft Windows native roll-back feature. I feel a lot better having a full system image before upgrading, especially on my daily driver system.

    Digging around a little, I quickly found that Veeam documentation has you covered. Here's an excerpt I created with the latest Windows versions that are supported, found at Veeam HelpCenter under System Requirements:

    OS - Both 64-bit and 32-bit (where applicable) versions of the following operating systems are supported:

    • Microsoft Windows 10 (including version 1903)2
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2019

    2 Microsoft Windows 10 Education is supported starting from build 10586 and higher.

    Compare Editions, Download, Release Notes, and User Guide.

    See also announcement in the Veeam Forums here:
    [ALL VERSIONS] Current version is 3.0.1 (March 26, 2019):

    Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 3.0.1

    Released on: March 26, 2019
    Latest version: > Download here
    GA version: (January 22, 2019)

    Before the new version is published to auto-update servers follow the manual upgrade procedure.

    Complete list of the new features and enhancements > What's New in 3.0
    System Requirements, Known Issues, Installation and Upgrade > Release Notes
    All user guides, manuals and other documentation in multiple formats > Veeam Help Center

    Click F1 in any product window to be taken to the corresponding page of the Online Help.



    I've been using Veeam backups daily on dozens of PCs since 2014's original release called Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE, saving my bacon regularly, with reliability and ease-of-use. It's a very popular product, and not only is it free, but they even offer the ability to open support incidents from right within the UI.


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    May 28 2019 Update

    See Anton Gostev's important clarification in the comments below:

    Anton Gostev • 38 minutes ago
    Thanks Paul. We need to correct our online help because Windows 10 May 2019 Update version 1903 is not actually fully supported yet. It will only be supported by version 3.0.2 to be released next month. Looks like Help Center is the only existing place with this mistake ;) as all other linked documents are correct.

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