How does the licensing of Backup Exec System Recovery (BESR) & Symantec System Recovery (SSR ) function's on Windows Server, Small Business Server (SBS) and Desktop Systems?

Article:TECH55346  |  Created: 2007-01-06  |  Updated: 2013-10-28  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH55346
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Technical Solution


Issue



How does the licensing of Backup Exec System Recovery (BESR) & Symantec System Recovery (SSR) function's on Windows Server, Small Business Server (SBS) and Desktop Systems?


Solution



Please Note:  The BESR/SSR Product Installation Software is the same source installation for each supported Windows Operating System and can be installed on any of these machines successfully.  However, the proper licensing must be available for BESR/SSR to be activated and for all the features to function properly.  
BESR & SSR licensing works as follows:
  • The SERVER Version License can be installed on Windows Server Versions, Small Business Server and Desktop Operating Systems.
  • The SMALL BUSINESS SERVER (SBS) Version License can be installed on Windows Small Business Server and Desktop Operating Systems. It cannot be installed on a Windows Server Edition Machine.
  • The DESKTOP Version License will install only on Windows Desktop Operating Systems (XP, Vista, Win7, etc). It will not install on a Small Business Server or higher version of Windows Server (i.e.: Storage Server, Web Server, Standard Server, or Enterprise Edition Server).


In BESR 6.5 and 7.0 a license file is utilized. The licensing file (*.slf) can be opened in a text editor to view its contents - inside is a line that describes the product(s) for which the license is issued. It is recommended that the file be opened for viewing as Read-Only. DO NOT make changes to the file - this will invalidate the license.

BESR 8.x and higher utilizes a 16 digit serial number to activate the product.




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293868


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