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BE 2014 on Windows 2012 R2 not connecting to CASO on Windows 2008 R2

Created: 13 Jul 2014 • Updated: 07 Aug 2014 | 5 comments
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Hi All,

We have a new Server installed with Windows 2012 R2. Also, have an existing Backup Exec 2014 environment with CAS running in Windows 2008 R2. When configuring this server as a managed server it fails to connect to the central server saying that it was unable to contact the SQL Server on the cental server. I suspect this is to do with the firewall settings in Windows 2012 R2. Can any one please guide me with what ports/rules etc to be enabled for this communication to happen.

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AmolB's picture

Could you post the exact error message?

Also check if there are any errors in the Windows Event Viewer.

Sujith Mohammed's picture

Error message is as below . Service account has all required rights.


There is no log in the eventlog

Installation log shows the following error :

07-10-2014,14:21:37 : DRIVER={SQL Server};SERVER=c0919s004\BKUPEXEC;Trusted_Connection=Yes
+ 07-10-2014,14:21:52 : V-225-206: Connection attempt 3 failed: Login timeout expired ***To search for information about this error,
VJware's picture

Can't really see the image, though do ensure remote connections to the SQL instance (specifically TCP/IP and Named Pipes protocols) are enabled.

CraigV's picture

Hi sujith,

For some reason your query about ports used by Backup Exec wasn't answered, so here are 3 TNs dealing with this: (List of ports used by BE) (Configuring BE with firewalls) (Using BE with firewalls)


Alternative ways to access Backup Exec Technical Support:

Sujith Mohammed's picture

Hello All,

It turned out that the issue was related to Hyper-v network settings for Windows 2012 Hyper-v host and not a Symantec 2014 related issue . Thanks for all the comments and responses.