Push-installing the Remote Agent and Advanced Open File Option to remote computers

Article:HOWTO22499  |  Created: 2010-01-30  |  Updated: 2011-05-04  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO22499
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Push-installing the Remote Agent and Advanced Open File Option to remote computers

You can install the following options to remote computers:

  • Remote Agent for Windows Systems

  • Advanced Open File Option (AOFO)

Before you install Backup Exec options on remote computers, review the special considerations.

See About installing Backup Exec options to remote computers.

The installation process creates an installation log named Bkupinst.htm on the computer where Backup Exec is installed .

See About the installation log

If there are problems installing the Backup Exec Remote Agent using this method, you can try to manually install the Remote Agent.

See Using a command prompt to install the Remote Agent on a remote computer

To push-install the Remote Agent and AOFO to remote computers

  1. Do one of the following:

    To push-install Backup Exec options to remote computers from the installation media

    Do the following steps in the order listed:

    • From the installation media browser, click Installation, and then click Backup Exec.

    • On the Welcome panel, select I accept the terms of the license agreement, and the click Next.

    • Click Custom installation.

    • Uncheck Local Installation, and then check Remote Installation.

    • Click Next.

    • On the Remote Computers panel, click Add.

    • To install Backup Exec on one remote computer, select Add a Single Computer, or to install Backup Exec on multiple computers using the same settings, select Add Multiple Computers with the Same Settings.

    To push-install Backup Exec options to remote computers from the Backup Exec media server

    On the Tools menu, click Install Agents and Media Servers on Other Servers.

  2. Select Remote Agent for Windows Systems, and then click Next.

  3. Type the fully qualified name of the remote computer or click Browse to locate the remote computer.

  4. Click Add to List, and then repeat steps 3 and 4 for each remote computer to which you want to push-install the options.

    If you are push-installing from the installation media and you selected Add a Single Computer in step 1, you can skip this step.

  5. Under Remote computer credentials, type the credentials that Backup Exec can use to connect to the remote servers.

    You must use Administrator credentials.

  6. Click Next.

  7. Select Advanced Open File Option if you want to install it with the Remote Agent for Windows Systems.

  8. In the Destination Folder field, enter the path where you want to install the files.

  9. Click Next.

  10. Verify that the option to enable the remote agent to publish information to the media servers is selected.

  11. Verify that the media servers to which you want to publish are listed. You can add, edit, or remove media servers.

  12. Click Next.

  13. After Backup Exec validates the remote computers, you can change the list in any of the following ways:

    To manually add one remote computer

    Click Add, and then click Add a Single Computer.

    To manually add multiple remote computers

    Click Add, and then click Add Multiple Computers with the Same Settings.

    To add multiple remote computers by importing an existing list of computers

    Click Import and Export, and then select one of the following options:

    • Select Import from File to enable Backup Exec to add the names of the remote computers from a selected list.

    • Select Import Servers Published to this Media Server to enable Backup Exec to add the names of all the remote computers that are set up to publish to this media server.

    You must enter remote computer logon credentials for the list of remote computers.

    To change the product that you selected to install or to change other properties you selected for this installation

    Select the remote computer that you want to change, and then click Edit.

    To delete a remote computer from the list

    Select the remote computer that you want to delete, and then click Delete.

    To save this list of remote computers and the associated remote computer logon credentials

    Verify that Save the server list for future remote install sessions is checked.

    This option enables the names of all of the remote computers and their credentials to be added automatically the next time you want to install Backup Exec or options to these remote computers.

    To save the list of remote computers to an XML file

    Click Import and Export, and then click Export to File.

    You can select the location to save the XML file. This option is useful if you want to use the same list for multiple media servers. When you import the list, you must re-enter the remote computer logon credentials.

    To fix the errors that were located during the validation

    Right-click the name of the computer, and then click Fix Errors.

    To enable Backup Exec to attempt to re-validate an invalid remote computer

    Right-click the name of the computer, and then click Retry Validation.

  14. After all of the computers in the list are validated and the list is complete, click Next.

  15. Read the Backup Exec installation review, and then click Install.

    See About the installation log.

  16. Click Next, and then click Finish to exit the wizard.

    If you did not restart the remote computer, you may need to do it now in order for the configuration to take effect.


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