Command line installation of Backup Exec with PowerShell 2.0 fails if quotes are used around arguments

Article:TECH212464  |  Created: 2013-11-13  |  Updated: 2014-06-23  |  Article URL
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When installing Backup Exec using the command line with PowerShell 2.0, the switches may not parse correctly if you include quotes around the argument.


The string sequence "/ is in the command and may cause the install to fail. Add a space between the switch and the opening quote for the path or upgrade to PowerShell 3.0 or greater and use the stop parsing symbol --%.


PowerShell 2.0 parses quotes and escape characters in the command line argument.


Do one of the following:

  • Upgrade to PowerShell 3.0 or later and add the parameter --% after typing setup. exe in the command line argument.

    For example: 

  • If PowerShell 2.0 is not upgraded, add a space between the switch and the opening quote.

    For example:

    setup.exe /SLF: "\\FileShare\Path with spaces\filename.slf"

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