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BE 2012 Compatibility with Windows Server 8 and Windows 8

Created: 21 Aug 2012 • Updated: 21 Aug 2012 | 7 comments
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Will BE 2012 Server run on Windows Server 2012? Will it backup Windows Server 8 and Windows 8 clients?  If not now, when is the estimated compatibility date? 

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Colin Weaver's picture

It is not supported right now (especially as Server 2012 is not GA yet)

Symantec are planning either a hotfix / service pack or full BE update to provide support for the new operating system. This will be close to the GA date for the new operating systems however we cannot currently confirm an exact date for when it will be supported as Microsft may make last minute changes which affect us.

Colin Weaver's picture

At this current time it is likely that we will not support Windows Server 2012/Windows 8 with 2010

Typically if we have released a new version of Backup Exec prior to a major operating system or application release then only the new/latest version of Backup Exec will be updated to support the new software.

dfitech's picture


Would like to know if now, BE2012 will install and run without problems on Windows 2012 STD.

Already checked the SCL but the document was released on 2012-08-17.

Also contacted the support but they didn't know anything about the existence of Windows 2012.


AmolB's picture

As of today Win 2012 is not supported by any versions of Backup Exec.

stenorman2001's picture

Is it possible to get an ETA on agent support for Windows Server 2012 in Backup Exec 2012?