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Backup Exec installation on a Windows Server 2012 supported

Created: 18 Jul 2013 • Updated: 19 Jul 2013 | 4 comments
ThomasEigenmann's picture
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The new BE 2012 SP2 will include an agent for windows server 2012.

Is the installation of BE 2012 SP2 on a Windows 2012 server also supported?

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SuperBrain's picture

Unfortunately, BE 2012 SP2 installation on a Windows 2012 Server's need to wait some more.

BE 2012 SP2 has added support for Agent for Windows for Server 2012.

teiva-boy's picture

What am I missing here?  Windows 2012 Beta builds as early as Sept 2011, RTM available in Aug 2012, and general release in Sept 2012.  

Thats an entire year for OEM's and partners to test Windows 2012.

BackupExec 2012 was released around March 2012, a full 6 months AFTER Microsoft's release date.  You would think that even then, perhaps within a few months, perhaps with SP1, Win2012 support would have been available.  Last year!!

What a serious black eye for Symantec here.  

Then again historically this has been the norm for Symantec with not supporting major OS's right out of the gate.  12.5 didn't supporrt Win2k8 as a media server for a long time, only as a client.  Don't get me started on R2...  2010 was not without issues until R2 and R3.  Even still BE2010 can't support Win2012 as a client yet right?  

There is an online portal, save yourself the long hold times. Create ticket online, then call in with ticket # in hand :-) "We backup data to restore, we don't backup data just to back it up."

Jaydeep S's picture
The much awaited Service Packs to add support to Server 2012 and VMWare 5.1 are released.
Backup Exec 2010 R3 revision 5204 Service Pack 3
Backup Exec 2012 revision 1798 Service Pack 2