Backup of local resources of a SBS 2011 (Small Business Server) Server completes with the exception "Error: Sharepoint_Admincont is a component of a Share Point server farm"

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Backup of a SBS 2011 or  SBS 2008 Server completes with following exception even though no SharePoint resource is selected in the job.

Error Message

 “V-79-57344-33925 Error: Sharepoint_Admincont is a component of a Share Point server farm. It must be backed up using the Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft Share Point Portal Server. Select it for backup from the Microsoft Server Share Point Server Farms node under the Backup Exec Resources.”



1. Backup the Microsoft SharePoint Server resources at least once.

2. Once the SharePoint resources are backed up successfully, backup jobs without the SharePoint resources selected should no longer report any exceptions.


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