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Reliable backup for Windows Essentials and Foundation servers


ActiveImage Protector Small Business Server - specifically created for SMBs 

While smaller companies may not have the same sized budgets for backup and disaster recovery as larger companies, that does not mean that their data is any less important!

ActiveImage Protector Small Business Server Edition is specifically tailored to meet the business continuity needs of companies using Windows Essentials, Windows Foundation and Windows SBS servers. 

Use NetJapan to ensure all your data and critical information is protected and can be quickly and easily restored, while also complying with European Data Protection regulations. Our efficient inline deduplication compression significantly reduces the size of your backup image files, resulting in lower storage needs and management costs.

By adding our free ImageBoot™ module to ActiveImage Protector SBS, you have can have a bootable replacement machine ready in only 2 minutes for either disaster recovery or to test your backups. In addition, you can use our free ImageCenter LE™ add-on for onsite and offsite consolidation and replication of your backup images. All three solutions are available for download in the form below.


Main features

snapshot image based backup

Image-based backups

Backup and protect not only your files but also your programs, applications and the entire operating system!

2 minute restore

Server availability in as little as 2 minutes 

When disaster hits, use our free ImageBoot solution to boot your entire server as a virtual machine in as little as two minutes and benefit from near-zero downtime, just like large businesses.

incremental backups every 10 minutes

Secure your data every 10 minutes

Quickly and automatically generate incremental backups that include only the changes made since the last backup.

flexible high speed recovery

Quickly recover from disaster

Recover individual files and folders in seconds. Restore a complete system after a virus attack, hardware failure or even more extreme disasters, in minutes instead of days!

3 offsite replication targets

Safeguard backups both onsite and offsite

For extra protection, replicate your backup files to up to 3 different onsite or offsite locations including to a local network, another office, your home or in the Cloud.

virtualise in 1 click

Virtualize your server in 1 click 

Migrate your server to a Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware virtual environment with only 1 click of your mouse. 


Backup features

  • Hot snapshots
    No need to shut down your server when making a backup, ActiveImage Protector performs hot full and incremental image backups.
  • Non-disruptive
    Your users will not even notice while backups are automatically made in the background!
  • Protect your backups
    ActiveImage Protector image files can be secured with AES 256 bit secure encryption and password protection.
  • Save Storage Space 
    Exclude redundant blocks of data using our Inline Data Deduplication Compression feature that offers zero time penalty on backup creation and restoration.
  • Disk-to-disk copy
    Clone everything from one disk to another one.


Restore & Migration features

  • Recover lost or corrupt files and folders in seconds
    Mount your backup image as a local drive to extract files and folders, or share it as a disk on a network.
  • Restore entire servers
    Save time; quickly restore your entire Windows Essentials, Foundation or SBS Server including the Operating System, Microsoft Exchange, SQL databases, all your files and folders – everything!
  • Restore to different hardware
    Need to swap-out the mother board, hard-drive, or install a different driver? No problem, use NetJapan’s Architecture Intelligent Restore (A.I.R) feature for care-free recovery!
  • Restore to a smaller partition
    Restoring to a smaller disk is easy with ActiveImage Protector.


Additional features

  • Command line execution
    Most features can be launched directly through the command line.
  • Easy to use
    Managing automated backup and recovery tasks is simple thanks to our easy-to-use setup wizards.
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Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows
  • Windows Server 2012 Essentials / 2012 R2 Essentials
  • Windows Server 2012 Foundation / 2012 R2 Foundation
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011
  • Windows Small Business Server 2008
  • Windows Small Business Server 2003 / 2003 R2
  • VMware vSphere ESXi 3.5 / 4.0 / 4.1 / 5.0 / 5.1 / 5.5 (Cold imaging)

Hardware Requirements

  • CPU
  • Pentium 4 or newer
  • Main memory (RAM)
  • Minimum: 768MB (1024MB recommended)
  • Hard disk space
  • 250MB of available disk space



Learn more about ActiveImage Protector Small Business Server Edition by downloading a brochure, reading the User Guide or watching a video.

Start protecting your physical or virtual Windows Essentials, Windows Foundation or Windows Small Business Server today by downloading and installing a fully functional 30 day trial of ActiveImage Protector Small Business Server Edition. Not only will you be protecting your server, but also your whole company. Use the recovery environment to restore it to the same, similar or different hardware or to a virtual environment!

With our free ImageBoot add-on you can boot your ActiveImage Protector backup files as a virtual server for failover in only 2 minutes - and at no extra cost! With the free ImageCenter LE add-on you can replicate and consolidate incremental backup files for added security and to reduce backup chain length.

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