While adding Backup Exec Archive Option (BEAO) installation fails with an unexpected error: 'Length cannot be less than zero' in Backup Exec 2012

Article:TECH193283  |  Created: 2012-07-19  |  Updated: 2012-07-19  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH193283
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In Backup Exec 2012 while adding Backup Exec Archive Option (BEAO) the installation fails with the error 'Length cannot be less than zero'.


The install failed with an unexpected error: Length cannot be less than zero

Parameter name: length




1. Go to Configurations and Settings - > Backup Exec services 

2. Backup Exec Services Manager - > Edit credentials

3. In Service Account Information Dialog box check "Change Service account credentials" checkbox

4. Enter Old user name: Username@Domain.com

5. Enter New user name: Domain\Username

6. Enter old password and new password

7. Click Ok and then run the installation

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