Scheduled backup fails with event backup ID 517 and error 0x80780049 in Windows

Applies to: Windows 8.1 EnterpriseWindows 8.1Windows 8.1 Pro More

Symptoms


Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V host and a Windows Server 2012 guest virtual machine (VM).
  • You start Windows Server Backup on the host operating system.
  • You click Backup Schedule to start the backup schedule wizard and then click Next.
  • You select Custom on the Select Backup Configuration tab and then click Next.
  • You click Add Items, select the host component and the guest VM, and then complete the wizard.
  • You restart the host operating system.
In this scenario, scheduled backup fails, and event backup ID 517 and error 0x80780049 are returned.

Resolution


To resolve this issue for Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2, install this update rollup. For more information about how to obtain update rollup 2919355, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2919355 Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 Update April, 2014
To resolve this issue for Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012, install the hotfix that is described in the Hotfix information section.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix Download Available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website: Note The "Hotfix Download Available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, or Windows Server 2012.

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information


For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates