While looking for backup solutions for my wife and I– I discovered an interesting choice that Microsoft had made regarding Windows 7. They took out the ability to backup to a network drive. Vista had this ability and I’m pretty sure XP did as well. Now only the professional and Ultimate editions of Win7 have the blessing. But.. I was able to find a Microsoft tool that some engineers built that will let you do just that, and its free.
Its called RichCopy and it seems to be a great little backup program, You can download it from the technet article. The download is called“HoffmanUtilitySpotlight2009_04.exe”