SOLVED: VIDEO: How To Enable Shadow Copies / Previous Versions in Server 2016

Recently we have received a number of complaints from people that Microsoft Windows Server 2016 does not have Shadow Copies so Previous Versions no longer functions.  While this is more or less true in Windows 10 (you need a second hard disk to make it work), it is not true for Server 2016.

How To Enable Shadow Copies / Previous Versions in Windows Server 2016:

  1. shadow-copies-server-2016Right click on the START button and select DISK MANAGMENT
  2. Right click on the volume (not the disk) and select PROPERTIES
  3. Select the SHADOW COPIES tab
  4. Click on the disk you want Shadow Copies enabled for
  5. Click ENABLE button
  6. Click YES (in popup window)
  7. Click SETTINGS button and make sure it is as you expect
    • We always change the schedule to 10am and 2pm but you can do what you want

Questions or Comments?