I sent an email regarding this issue to support via the web site. Acronis #1479317. since i have not heard anything i will try for a response here. Im not alone with this problem because i have found similar threads reporting the same. However i have no idea if these issues where resolved for those people as there was never any followup after support joined the threads. Basically when i try to connect to backupserver via the management console it just sits there and doesn't respond, with no indication as to what went wrong I have juts installed TIEcho Workstation b8076. The same happened if i try to connect from another machine. This is the same issue as reported here by this user http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=204493&highlight=connect but no solution is offered. Also these threads look similar. http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=198827&highlight=connect http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=198913&highlight=connect What is the problem here?