netplwiz hang / BackupAssist Exchange Server failed backup - fix for either will do!
I am currently trialling BackupAssist on our Server 2008R2 system. I have a problem backing up our remote Exchange Server 2010 mailboxes.
I have been in contact with BackupAssist (BA) and they say that I need to create a local non domain dedicated account for BA on our BA host in addition to our domain dedicated BA account.
When I try and create this local account, the add user dialogue stops responding and the event logs indicate a netplwiz.exe application hang. Runnin netplwiz.exe and alternatives all result in the same non responsiveness. I left it running overnight and still the same. When the command was killed, no user was created.
Scouring the web, seems like I am not alone with this, but I have yet to find a solution. Seems like people get it even on a fresh install - some have hinted its AD related.
So I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place. I can't get BA Exchange Backup to work without adding the user.
If anyone has solutions for either, I'm all ears. In return, if anyone is having problems with SQL Server remote backup via BA, I fathomed that one out so can pass this knowledge on.