Category Archives: Servers

Veeam Backup & Replication 11 “Setup Failed. Installation was interrupted before application could be installed. You need to restart the installer to try again…”

I came across the following error whilst trying to install Veeam Backup & Replication on Windows Server 2022:

Installation logs are saved under:

in BackupSuite_DD_MM_YYY_HH_MM_SS.txt format but they do not necessarily give away the reason for the setup failure:

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Windows Server 2022 – How to Sync Time from External Time Source?

This is a quick post showing how you can sync your domain controllers with an external time source like or By default, all machines in the domain will sync time from the domain controller which is the internal time server. If you have more than one DC then time will sync from the DC that holds the PDC emulator FSMO role. To check which DC is the PDC emulator in your domain you need to run:

command in PowerShell like so:

Once the PDC emulator role is established there are a few commands we need to run in order for time to sync. These are (run on the PDC emulator in PowerShell):

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Lenovo ThinkServer System Manager defult username and password


Lenovo ThinkServer System Manager default username and password are as follows:

Username: Lenovo
Password: len0vO

Both username and a password are case sensitive. Please notice there is a zero ‘0’ and letter O in word len0vO..

Took me a while to work it out but there you have it!