Veeam Backup & Replication (VBR) and Enterprise Manager(EM) Version
Veeam Agent for Windows(VAW)
After downloading and installing the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows on my workstation and adding the agent to VBR, I scheduled my job and let it run. However, I let the license expire before purchasing one.
Every backup in my vSphere environment stopped backing up on schedule. Manual jobs ran and completed, but nothing would run as scheduled. Here is the proper way of removing the expired license from VBR.
Launch the command prompt as Administratrator and cd to C:\Program Files\Veeam\Backup and Replication\Enterprise Manager. Enter:
You’ll be prompted to continue the license removal, press y.
Next, restart both VBR and EM and verify at all licenses have been removed. Test your jobs by rescheduling one for a few minutes out, once the job runs, the hosts that the VMs run on will begin to re-add themselves to Licensed Hosts.
The -ShowWindow parameter will give you a popup window with the help topic you’re researching. You can search words and phrases within the help topic. The found term is highlighted for easy reading and you can move between terms using the previous and next buttons. The window can be resized and you can increase or decrease the text with the slider at the bottom of the window. The description is a bit shorter for some cmdlets, but there are even some command examples displayed in the help window to get you going without coming out of your prompt.
Gone are the days of opening a second Powershell window to reference the help while crafting command line syntax. -ShowWindow is a great too in the Powershell arsenal.
~Note~ This works differently in PS 4.0 and 5.0. and within different builds of Windows 10.
Some contents are missing or out of order. It appears it is a known issue.
Your mileage may vary.
Don’t forget HelpCmdletname-online It launches help in the browser. Keeping you in your PS window without taking you away from your prompt.