Installing Veeam CBT Driver
You can install the Veeam CBT driver at any time you need. To use the Veeam CBT driver, the Veeam Agent computer must meet the following requirements:
- Run a 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows OS.
- Run one of the following OSes:
- Microsoft Windows 11 (from version 21H2 to version 23H2).
- Microsoft Windows 10 (from version 1803 to version 22H2).
- Microsoft Windows Server OS that is supported by Veeam Agent. For more information, see System Requirements.
- Run the Workstation or Server edition of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows.
Consider the following:
The update adds the SHA-2 code signing support that is required for verification of the Veeam CBT driver signature. Without this update installed, the OS running on a protected computer will fail to boot after you install the Veeam CBT driver. To learn more, see this Microsoft KB article.
To install the Veeam CBT driver:
- Double-click the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows icon in the system tray, or right-click the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows icon in the system tray and select Control Panel.
- From the main menu, select Settings.
- Click Install CBT driver.
- To complete the installation process, Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows needs to reboot the computer. To reboot the computer immediately, in the displayed window, click Yes. After Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows reboots the computer, the driver will start tracking blocks that are changing on the volumes whose data you chose to back up in the backup job settings.
If you choose not to reboot the computer immediately, Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows will continue to use the default CBT mechanism until the next computer reboot.