Requirements for the SharePoint Agent.

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Requirements for the SharePoint Agent

The SharePoint Agent has the following requirements:

  • The SharePoint Agent must be installed on the media server.

  • The Backup Exec Remote Agent for Windows Systems (Remote Agent) must be installed on each remote SharePoint Server that will be protected. In addition, for SharePoint Server 2003/2007/2010, the Remote Agent must be installed on all servers in the server farm.

  • The credentials specified by the logon account used for backing up and restoring SharePoint Server data must have local administrative rights on the servers where SharePoint components are installed.

    For more information on granting permissions on folders in the workspace or backward-compatible document libraries, see your SharePoint Server documentation.

  • The credentials specified by the logon account used for backing up and restoring the Single Sign-on database must be either the account name or a member of the group that is specified in the "Account name" field in the Single Sign-on Settings section of the Manage Settings for Single Sign-on administration page in SharePoint Server.

  • The logon account that you use to restore content into an existing site collection must have appropriate rights to create objects in that site collection. If you restore into a site collection that does not exist, the logon account becomes the primary site collection owner.

  • Internet Information Services (IIS) rights can affect database backups and restores. Ensure that the logon account used for backup and restore has rights to access the IIS sites. Integrated Windows Security should be enabled within the IIS rights.

You can find a list of compatible operating stystems, platforms, and applications at the following URL:

Software Compatibility List

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