How to install the Remote Agent and Advanced Open File Option in an Active Directory network

Article:HOWTO22496  |  Created: 2010-01-30  |  Updated: 2011-05-04  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO22496
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How to install the Remote Agent and Advanced Open File Option in an Active Directory network

You can centrally manage the installation of the Backup Exec Remote Agent for Windows Systems and the Advanced Open File Option (AOFO) to computers in an Active Directory network. You configure the installation once, and then use a Group Policy Object to assign that installation to computers in an Organizational Unit. The options are installed automatically whenever a computer in the Organizational Unit is started.

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Review your organization's deployment plans before you implement a rollout of the Backup Exec Remote Agent and Advanced Open File Option to client computers. You should also review your Group Policy Desktop Management and Active Directory documentation.

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AOFO can only be installed on 32-bit computers that run Windows 2000/XP.

Table: Installing the Remote Agent and Advanced Open File Option in an Active Directory network

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Create a transform for the Remote Agent and/or AOFO.

See Creating a transform.

A transform contains changes that you want to make to the Remote Agent's Windows Installer package when a computer starts, such as installation path, which computers to publish to, and whether to install AOFO. You must create separate transforms for 32-bit computers and 64-bit computers.

Requirements to create a transform are as follows:

  • The computer on which you want to create the transform must have Microsoft Windows 2000 or later.

  • The computers on which you want to install the Remote Agent must be running MSI 3.1.

  • The computers on which you want to install the Remote Agent must be running MSXML 6.0.

  • Only assignment to computers is supported. Assignment to users is not supported.

Create a distribution point (share) that contains the source file of the Remote Agent that you want to install.

See Creating a software distribution point (share).

You must copy the transform that you create, and the Backup Exec RAWS32 or RAWSX64 directory, to the distribution point.

Configure a Group Policy Object to assign the transform and the RAWS32 or RAWSX64 directory in the distribution point to computers in an Active Directory Organizational Unit.

See Configuring a Group Policy Object.

The software is installed automatically when the computers in the Organizational Unit are started.


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