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Has Symantec Changed the way Backup Exec 2012 is licensed compare to previous versions?

Created: 21 Nov 2012 • Updated: 10 Dec 2012 | 1 comment
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I am currently running BE 2012, please could someone confirm what licenses I need to purchase?

I have approximately 14 servers (consisting of server 2003 to server 2008) with at least 10 workstations (ranging from Windows XP to Windows 7) connected to each of them. So at least 140 PC's.

In the past when running BE 12.5 we only purchased 14 server licenses because my understanding was we did not need licenses for the Windows XP machines?

Now we have upgraded to BE 2012 and upgraded some of our machines to later operating systems, do I still only need 14 server licenses or do I need more?

The reason for asking is:

1) Has Symantec’s licensing policy changed?

2) In BE 2012, on the "Backup And Restore" tab when I right click the main window I get the option to "Add Server". I can use this option to add a Windows XP system (which already has a agent installed), so therefore I am not adding a "Server" Surely it is a workstation or desktop?

I would like to be sure I understand the terminology of the Symantec Product I am using.

Any help is much appreciated.

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CraigV's picture


Windows XP doesn't require a RAWS agent, but Windows Vista and up would need this.

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