By Cherry / Last Updated February 26, 2020

Set up an email notification for Windows Server backup

Windows Server is a kind of operating system which is usually used by enterprise. Thus, keep the data safe is the very important thing for an enterprise, cause the data may relate to the death of the whole enterprise. Besides, there are many situations can leads the system crashed. Once the system crashed, it will make a great damage to the enterprise. To ensure the security, most of users decide to make a backup for Windows Server, so that once the data lost or system crashed, they have the backup files and can restore it back to the original state to reduce the damage. To make sure that the Windows Server backup is already successful, you can set up an email notification so that you can receive the result in time. Windows Server has a built-in backup tool called Windows Server Backup. However, it cannot set up an email notification for the backups. The question is how to set up an email notification for Windows Server backup?

How to set up an email notification for Windows Server backup?

To backup Windows Server and set up an email notification for it, we highly recommend you the third-party backup software AOMEI Backupper, which has the very specially version AOMEI Backupper Server for Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012 (R2), SBS 2003, 2008, 2011 and Windows PC system. Using this software to do a backup only needs a few steps.

Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Backupper Server. You will see a deep-blue interface, click Backup and select the backup type you need. Here takes System Backup as an example.

System Backup

Step 2. Here you will move to the system backup page. You only need to click step2 to select the destination space to store the backup. To setup an email notification, here you can click the “Backup Options”.

Select Backup Destination

When you click the Backup Options, you can setup more here. The General tab is for you to write a comment for your current operation, and it provides you the functions to encrypt for the backups and set up an email notification. Check the box in front of “Enable email or SMS notification”. Click OK.

Enable Email Notification

Step 3. When you checked the box, it will remind you that you can click “Settings” on the title bar and select “Notifications” to configure your mailbox and email server, as the following picture shows. Click “Menu”, select “Settings”.

When you open the Settings, click “Notification”, check the box in front of Enable email notification. Input your email address in the blank. It provides you two modes to ensure the email notification. You can sent for test before you use it. If the mode 1 failed, you can send mode 2 for a test.

On the bottom of this page, you can see “Notification settings”, here you can setup when to notice you by the email--when the operating is completes successfully; when the operation fails; when user interaction is required. After all the settings, click OK.

Then, you will back to the backup page, if you need to make an automatic backup for Windows Server, you can click Schedule to setup. If you need to setup scheme for the backup, click Scheme to setup.

Step 4. Click Start Backup to launch the process. When the backup successful, click Finish.


To create an email alerts for Windows Server can notice users whether their operation is successful or not, which can helps a lot. Besides, AOMEI Backupper provides many other great features that you can benefit from it a lot, like restore system, synchronize files, etc.