32750: Acronis Backup & Recovery 11: Windows Services

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List of Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 services in Windows

This article applies to:

  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Advanced Server
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Server for Windows (Standalone)
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Advanced Server - SBS Edition
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Advanced Workstation
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Workstation (Standalone)
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Virtual Edition

    (!) For Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 see Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5: Windows Services.

Description

A main service can run under a dedicated account or under an account you specify during installation. Either account is given privileges that are needed for the service to work. The privileges include a set of user rights, membership in security groups, and the Full Control permissions on respective registry keys in the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Acronis. There are no permissions granted on other registry keys.

Component Service name Purpose Account used by the service User rights  Group membership
Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Agent for Windows

Acronis Managed Machine Service

(Main service)

Backing up and recovering data on the machine Acronis Agent User (new account) or user-specified account
  • Log on as a service
  • Adjust memory quotas for a process
  • Replace a process level token
  • Modify firmware environment values
Backup Operators
(for any account)

Administrators
(for new account only)

Acronis VSS Provider

(Auxiliary service; created only for Agent for Windows in a Server operating system)

Using a Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) provider that comes with Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Local System - -

Acronis Removable Storage Management Service

(Auxiliary service)

Managing locally attached tape devices. Can be also used by the Storage Node Service. Local System - -
Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Management Server

Acronis Management Server Service

(Main service)

Centrally managing backup operations on multiple machines AMS User (new account) or user-specified account Log on as service Acronis Centralized Admins

SQL Server (ACRONIS)

(Auxiliary service; created only if a new SQL server is installed)

Running a Microsoft SQL Server that is optionally installed with the management server Local system - -

Acronis Web Server Service

(Auxiliary service)

Hosting the management server Web page AMS User (new account) or user-specified account Log on as service   Acronis Centralized Admins
Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Storage Node

Acronis Storage Node Service

(Main service)

Managing and deduplicating backup archives, maintaining the centralized data catalog ASN User (new account) or user-specified account Log on as service Backup Operators
(for any account)

Administrators
(for new account only)

Acronis Removable Storage Management Service

(Auxiliary service)

Managing locally attached tape devices. Can also be used by the Managed Machine Service. Local System - -

Common Services

The following services can be used by many components of Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 and by other Acronis products. These services always run under a system account. No additional privileges are given to the account.

Component/Function Service Name Purpose Account used by the service
Acronis PXE Server Acronis PXE Server Service Booting machines into Acronis bootable components over the network Local System
Acronis File Server Service Providing bootable components for Acronis PXE Server Local System
Remote access and scheduling Acronis Remote Agent Service Providing connectivity between Acronis components

Local System (Vista/2008/7)

or NetworkService (2000/XP/2003)

Acronis Scheduler2 Service Providing scheduling for tasks performed by Acronis components Local System

More information

See also Acronis Backup & Recovery 11: Databases and Logs.

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