Installing the FSA Agent manually

Article:HOWTO57667  |  Created: 2011-08-01  |  Updated: 2013-07-12  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO57667
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Installing the FSA Agent manually

You can use the following procedure to install the FSA Agent manually on a Windows server, by using one of the Windows Installer kits that are supplied on the Enterprise Vault server.

Enterprise Vault contains both a 32-bit version and a 64-bit version of the MSI kit. The 64-bit version supports AMD64 and Intel EM64T. There is currently no support for Intel Itanium.

You can perform either an interactive or a silent installation. With a silent installation, no notification messages appear on the console.

The procedure includes steps to install the required Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable packages before you install the FSA Agent.

To install the FSA Agent manually

  1. Find the FSA Agent files on the Enterprise Vault server. The files are in the evpush\Agent folder under the Enterprise Vault installation folder, for example C:\Program Files (x86)\Enterprise Vault\evpush\Agent.

  2. Install the required Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable packages on the file server:

    • On a 32-bit Windows system run both of the following:

      • vcredist_x86.exe

      • vc2005redist_x86.exe

    • On a 64-bit Windows system run all of the following:

      • vcredist_x86.exe

      • vc2005redist_x86.exe

      • vcredist_x64.exe

  3. Copy the required MSI file to the file server:

    • On a 32-bit Windows system, use Enterprise Vault File System Archiving.msi

    • On a 64-bit Windows system, use Enterprise Vault File System Archiving x64.msi

  4. Log on to the file server with an account that is a member of the local Administrators group on the file server.

  5. You can perform either an interactive installation or a silent installation of the FSA Agent:

    • To perform an interactive installation, double-click the MSI file, or open a Command Prompt window and enter a command similar to the following:

      msiexec.exe /i path_to_.msi_file /L*v logfilename

      The installer prompts you to specify the installation directory and the credentials of the user account that will log on to use this application. You must specify the name and password of the Vault Service account. The installer uses these credentials to configure the FSA services.

      If you used an msiexec.exe command, any installation messages appear in the specified log file.

    • To perform a silent installation, open a Command Prompt window and enter a command similar to the following:

      msiexec.exe /i path_to_.msi_file /L*v logfilename [INSTALLDIR=installpath] IS_NET_API_LOGON_USERNAME=DOMAIN\VSA_Username IS_NET_API_LOGON_PASSWORD=VSA_password /q

      Any installation messages appear in the log file specified. Note that the logon user name must be the Vault Service account in the format Domain\Username.

      You can use INSTALLDIR to specify an installation location other than the default path on the system drive, if required.

    For example, the following command performs a silent installation of the FSA Agent on a 64-bit Windows system:

    msiexec.exe /i "C:\TEMP\FSA\Agent\Enterprise Vault File System Archiving x64.msi" /L*v fsainstall.log IS_NET_API_LOGON_USERNAME=DOMAIN1\VSA IS_NET_API_LOGON_PASSWORD=Ev@ult-723 /q

  6. When the installation of the FSA Agent is complete, start the following services from the Windows Services MMC snap-in, if they are not already started:

    • Enterprise Vault File Blocking service

    • Enterprise Vault File Collector service

    • Enterprise Vault File Placeholder service

See About installing the FSA Agent on a Windows file server

See Installing the FSA Agent using the Install FSA Agent wizard

See About FSA Agent uninstallation

See Adding the virtual file server as an FSA target

See Updating the logon credentials of the FSA Agent services


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