Windows Server 2016

Symptoms

1. You try to install Agent for Windows on a Windows 10 or Windows Server 2016.

2. Installation fails with an error 

%1 is not a valid Win32 application

3. Installation log contains an error similar to the following one:

MSI_TRACE(tib): Failed to install: status 193.  

Acronis Files Connect (formerly ExtremeZ-IP) uses alternate data streams (ADS) for storing Mac specific data (resource forks). As it happens, Windows Server Deduplication will only dedup the primary data stream of a file, an ADS will not be deduped (see the linked Technet article, below). This may limit the benefits for files that are accessed from the Macs. It is also important to understand that in the OS X 10.7 and higher SMB client, Apple uses the same ADS formatting that is used by AFP with Acronis Files Connect.

Symptoms

Backup with activated Volume Shadow Copy fails with the following error similar:

The backup has failed because 'VSS Writer' has failed during snapshot creation.

This error can be produced by different VSS writers, see some examples below: