Category Archives: Veeam Vanguard

An Important Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability was addressed in the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows

Last week, Veeam released a new version of its Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows to address an important vulnerability in the product. About the vulnerability This vulnerability in Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows (CVE-2022-26503) allows for elevation of privileges. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code with LOCAL SYSTEM privileges. Veeam […]

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Veeam addressed three remote code execution vulnerabilities in Veeam Backup & Replication (CVE-2022-26500, CVE-2022-26501, CVE-2022-26504)

Last week, Veeam released two new versions of Veeam Backup & Replication (VBR) to address three vulnerabilities in the product. Two of these vulnerabilities exist in the Veeam Distribution Service and are classified as critical with CVSS v3 scores of 9.8. Another one exists in an optional component and is rated as important with a […]

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I’m a 2022 Veeam Vanguard

Today, I received an e-mail from Nikola Pejková from Veeam congratulating me with being selected for the 2022 Veeam Vanguard Program by the Veeam Vanguard team. For me, it means I successfully renewed my previous six Veeam Vanguard Awards, dating back to 2016. I feel honored. Thank you!     About Veeam Vanguards The Vanguard program […]

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A Critical Remote Code Execution vulnerability in Veeam Backup for Azure was automatically addressed

Last week, Veeam identified a critical vulnerability in a component of its Backup for Microsoft Azure solution, that allows attackers to bypass authentication mechanisms and execute arbitrary code.   About Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure is a solution offered by Veeam to backup and restore Azure IaaS-based virtual machines and […]

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Veeam Backup and Replication v11a offers new support capabilities

Two weeks ago, we saw the release of Veeam Backup and Replication version 11a. Veeam Backup & Replication 11a is the newer build of version 11. This update includes over 2000 enhancements and fixes based on customer feedback. It also includes fixes from all cumulative patches for the original v11 release. What's New Veeam Backup […]

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Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 5d adds support to install on top of Veeam Backup & Replication 11a

This week, we saw the release of version 5d of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365. Version 5d with build number 5.0.3.1033 provides support for Veeam Backup and Replication 11a. However, it doesn't offer compatibility with Windows Server 2022.   What's New Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 5d offers support for installations on top of […]

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Veeam Backup for Office 365 5c build 5.0.2.42 offers bugfixes

Last week, we saw the release of version 5c  build 5.0.2.42 of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365. This version provides bugfixes for admins running Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 5c build 5.0.2.22. What's Fixed There are a lot of issues that have been resolved in version 5c build 5.0.2.42 of Veeam Backup for […]

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Three ways to guesstimate your Veeam Backup for Office 365 repository size

As organizations embrace the full suite of Office 365 and intend to use Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, I often get the question on how to properly size the storage for the repository for Office 365 backups. There are, actually, three good ways to make a guesstimate on the required disk space to store […]

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KnowledgeBase: You receive a 'Object reference not set to an instance of an object.' error when backing up Teams with Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

For years, we’ve been advising organizations using Microsoft 365 services (formerly known as Office 365 services) like Exchange Online to create backups of their data stored in these services and/or to define their exit scenario. Now, organizations using Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 to this purpose are seeing errors with this product… The situation […]

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Fifteen years of things better left unspoken

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the first blog post on this blog, titled The Things That Are Better Left Unspoken. Fifteen years ago, in June, 2006, I posted the first blog post here. Since June 23, 2006, this blog has featured 1,381 more blogposts, 1,041 comments and draws the attention of over 20,000 pairs […]

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