Veeam Backup& Replication: error windows agent backup

Failed to enable DC SafeBoot mode


You see this error when a Veeam backup runs:Error: Failed to enable DC SafeBoot mode Cannot execute [SetIntegerElement] method of [\\[HOSTNAME]\root\wmi:BcdObject.Id=”{UUID}”,StoreFilePath=””]. COM error: Code: 0xd0000022

Common cause

Most commonly seen with Sentinel One anti malware, but could be caused by other anti malware products as well. The Veeam Agent is modifies the boot record prior performing backup to make sure that restore point is created in Directory Services Restore Mode. Sentinel One is blocking this process.


Check if the server has Sentinel One Agent installed. If it does, you can disable Safe Boot Protect by running the following command (administrator mode):

cd \Program Files\SentinelOne\Sentinel Agent (where is the version number

sentinelctl config -k [passphrase] -p agent.safeBootProtection -v false

To acquire the passphrase in SentinelOne, go through the following steps.

  • Log into your management portal and find the machine that you wish to uninstall the agent from.
  • Press on the tab “Actions” and select “Show Passphrase”.