Backup - Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows/Linux 3.0

During previously years I already wrote some blogs posts about Veeam Agent for Windows/Linux.

Veeam - Veeam Endpoint Backup Free - Free version released
Backup - Veeam Backup for free v.2.0 for Client/Laptop

It is a very interesting backup software that permit to schedule bare metal backups for physical clients and Servers.
Backups can be done to external Hard Drives, NAS, shares, cloud or to Veeam B&R repositories.

There are 3 versions (Windows Product Edition Comparison - Linux Product Edition Comparison):

  1. Free. (no VSS, limitations about scheduling &Targets repositories, retention, Veeam B&R integration and technical support)
  2. Workstation. (no VSS, limitations about scheduling, retention, B&R integration)
  3. Server: that permit centralized Endpoint backup managements from Veeam B&R console (excellent feature)

Here they are some applicative aspects with relative hyperlinks:

  • Backup & Restore features.
  • Bare-metal restore & Bootable recovery media creation.
  • Backups with passwords.
  • Additional features:
    • Password Reset about built-in Administrator account.
    • Startup repair.
    • Memory diagnostics.
Here it is Veeam Agent For Microsoft Windows Datasheet for which I highlight some interesting features:

TIPS - rotated drives with Veeam Agent Windows - Free mode

Latter part of this article is dedicated to feature that is available with free edition:

Backup on rotated drives is performed in the following way:

1. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows creates a backup chain on an external drive that you use as a backup target. The backup chain consists of the first full backup and a set of subsequent incremental backups.

2. When you swap drives and attach a new external drive, Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows creates a separate backup chain on the new drive.

3. After you swap drives again, Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows detects if there is a backup chain on the currently attached drive. If the backup chain exists, Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows continues the existing chain: it creates a new incremental backup file and adds it to the existing backup files."

Here it is Veeam article and few screenshots for configuration:


Here it is an interesting Veeam Article that explains differences between Synthetic vs Full backup

"In free mode you can create only a single scheduling but you can use rotated drives as a target location for backups. This scenario can be helpful if you want to store backups on several external hard drives (for example, USB or FireWire) and plan to swap these drives between different locations regularly.

Azure - Windows 10 Enterprise for Virtual Desktops & Azure

Today I would like to share some information about Virtual Desktop feature provided by Microsoft through Azure.

For the moment I did not have time to better eviscerate this environment but it is an interesting alternative to VDI managed through RDS Microsoft feature or Citrix as well.

Windows Virtual Desktop Essentials | Intro and full tour

With Windows 10 Enterprise 1809 (2018 November update) release (*) there is an installation way that permit to use same O.S. from more user connected via RDP protocol.

(*) Properly licences are required:

 About more details:


Here it is an old blog post related Windows 10 keyboard shortcut to switch between virtual desktops:

Tips - Win 10 e virtual desktop

Hacker - How to find local Wireless Password

If you have necessity to find Wi-Fi password stored on your windows device (mainly Windows 10) there are several ways to obtain this result:


  1. start --> cmd with administrative rights
  2. C:\WINDOWS\system32> wlan show profiles

    identify WiFi profile name shown for which you need password
  3. C:\WINDOWS\system32> NETSH wlan show profiles xxxx key=clear

    Password will be displayed in this section

    Security settings --> Key Content
  1. You should download and launch, with administrative rights, this application
  2. Usage is very simple and shown on producer web site


  1. On Windows 10 click on start --> windows logo on icon '⚙' --> "Network & Internet" -->  'Manage known networks'
  2. Once you click,  all of your saved WiFi names will be shown and listed in a new window.

METHOD 4 (work only on wifi where you are connected to)

  1. start --> ncpa.cpl with administrative rights --> Network and Sharing Center --> Connections: Wi-Fi
  2. From the 'General' tab, click on 'Wireless Properties'.
  3. Now from the 'Security' tab, you will see saved WiFi password.
  4. You must tick on 'Show characters' to view the password.