Installing a typical installation of Backup Exec

Article:HOWTO31075  |  Created: 2010-01-13  |  Updated: 2011-05-04  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO31075
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Installing a typical installation of Backup Exec

A typical installation is designed for small or uncomplicated environments. In a typical installation, Backup Exec makes many decisions for you, based on common installation scenarios. If you prefer to set all of your options, you should use the custom installation option.

See Installing a custom installation of Backup Exec.

See About the differences between a typical installation and a custom installation.

Note:

Before you install, make sure that your license keys for Backup Exec and any agents or options are available. If you do not have license keys, go to the following URL to activate the product:

https://licensing.symantec.com

License keys are required to install Backup Exec and its agents and options. However, you can install a trial version of Backup Exec without a license key.

To install a typical installation of Backup Exec

  1. From the installation media browser, click Install Products, and then select Backup Exec.

    If the Microsoft.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 is not already installed on this computer, Backup Exec installs it. The installation of the Microsoft.NET Framework may take some time.

  2. On the Welcome panel, read the license agreement, and then click I accept the terms of the license agreement.

  3. Click Next.

  4. On the Installation Type panel, click Typical Installation, and then click Next.

    For first-time installations and upgrade installations, the Backup Exec Environment Check runs automatically after you click Next.

  5. Review the results of the Environment Check.

  6. Do one of the following:

    • If the Environment Check does not reveal any issues that may prevent a successful installation of Backup Exec, click Next.

    • If the Environment Check reveals any issues that may prevent a successful installation of Backup Exec, click Cancel to exit the wizard. Correct the issues before you attempt to install Backup Exec again.

  7. Select one of the following methods to enter license keys:

    To enter license keys manually

    Do the following in the order listed:

    • Type the Backup Exec license key into the license key field.

    • Click Add.

    • Repeat for each license key for each option or agent that you want to install.

    To import license keys from a file

    Do the following in the order listed:

    • Click Import from file.

    • Select the besernum.xml file.

    The default location for the besernum.xml file is %allusersprofile%\Application Data\Symantec\Backup Exec.

    To install a trial version

    Leave the license key field blank.

  8. Click Next.

  9. On the Service Account panel, provide a user name, password, and domain for an Administrator account that the Backup Exec system services can use.

  10. If you want to change the directory where Backup Exec files are installed, click Change, and then select a new location.

  11. Click Next.

  12. On the Remote Computers panel, do one of the following:

    To push-install the Remote Agent for Windows Systems to a single remote computer

    Do the following in the order listed:

    • Click Add, and then select Add a Single Computer.

    • Enter the name of the remote computer, and then enter the credentials for the remote computer.

    • Click Next.

    To push-install the Remote Agent for Windows Systems to multiple remote computers

    Do the following in the order listed:

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

    • Enter the name of a remote computer, and then click Add to List. Repeat this step for each remote computer that you want to install the Remote Agent on.

    • Enter the credentials for the remote computers.

    • Click Next.

    To skip the installation of the Remote Agent for Windows Systems

    Go to step 13.

  13. Click Next.

  14. Review the installation summary, and then click Install.

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


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