Deploying an Easy Installer by administrators

Article:HOWTO13666  |  Created: 2008-01-05  |  Updated: 2013-10-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO13666
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Deploying an Easy Installer by administrators

You can add computers to the console by using your established client computer management software and deployment processes to install the software onto client computers. The Management Control component publishes information back to the server, which populates the Backup Exec System Recovery Manager console.

You can also deploy Easy Installers of LightsOut Restore and Backup Exec Granular Restore Option if you have made them available.

You may prefer to have remote users download Easy Installers from the download center Web page instead.

See Downloading an Easy Installer by end users.

See About adding computers to the console.

To have administrators deploy an Easy Installer

  1. Navigate to the Backup Exec System Recovery Download Center Web page by doing one of the following:

    • On the Tools menu, click Options. In the left pane, click Easy Installers, and then in the right pane, click the Web hyperlink.

    • Type the following in a Web browser:

      https://<Server_name or IP_address>:8443/DownloadCenter

  2. Type the user name and password that is assigned to the role, and associated with the Easy Installer.

    For example, suppose you assigned the Download A role to an Easy Installer. You would type the user name and password that is assigned to that role.

    If you did not assign a role to an Easy Installer, the role defaults to Download All. The default user name and password is download. You should change the default Download All user name and password.

    See Editing a user account.

  3. To download and save the file to a location on your computer, click the name of an Easy Installer.

  4. Use your existing logon scripts to deploy the Easy Installer onto computers and install the software. For example, you can integrate the Easy Installer with your domain logon scripts.

    If your logon script detects that the expected version of Backup Exec System Recovery is already installed on a client computer, it may still run the Easy Installer. In such cases it uninstalls and then reinstalls Backup Exec System Recovery. To avoid this happening repeatedly at log on, be sure your script first checks for an installation of the expected version of Backup Exec System Recovery. It should then run accordingly.

    Note:
    If Backup Exec System Recovery already exists on a client computer before installation, any backup jobs (including command files) created by the user remain intact. Management Control publishes the user's backup job to the server and updates the console. However, the backup history is deleted.

    After the installation of Backup Exec System Recovery, the computer restarts automatically after 60 seconds. Or, the computer gives the user the option to restart later. (The restart option is defined at the time you created the Easy Installer.)

  5. The Management Control component publishes information back to the Backup Exec System Recovery Manager server.

    The computer appears on the Manage page of the console and is considered manageable. You can now assign backup jobs to the computer to bring it under full backup management.

    Components of Backup Exec System Recovery Manager

    For each installation of Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery on computers, you also need to add a license key or deploy a license file to activate the software.

    Assigning Backup Exec System Recovery licenses to computers


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