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Work group And Domain Network

Created: 26 Dec 2012 • Updated: 07 Jan 2013 | 6 comments
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Dear Group Members,

I am facing issue in taking back up of of work group system.

I am using symantac 12.5 windows version(Windows) we are in domain network, except 3 laptop all are the member of domain network and i am having no issue with them.

The issue is with those 3 laptop as they are having windows 7 home edition i am not able to add them in domain network and not able to take backup. Please advise



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Sush...'s picture

Hello Aditya,

    Even when the remote machine is not in Domain you can still back it up. Create a new Logon Account in Backup Exec (Network>>Logon Account). This new account should have Administrative credentials on those 3 laptops. Use this account to connect to those 3 laptops while selecting the resources in the Selection list.

Let us know if this helps.



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Solution4all's picture


Backup Exec 12.5 does not support windows 7. You need to upgrade it to Backup exec 2010.

aroraditya's picture

Now i am updaing the Back up exec to 2010 . will update once done with update and let you know it work or not.

Colin Weaver's picture

If all of the problem machines are Home Edition, then I don't think the workgroup is the issue here. It is more likely to be a Home Edition limitation. Do you have any system running the Professional Edition but still in a workgroup experiencing the same problems?

pkh's picture

You are probably correct.  BE 2010 does not support Win 7 Home Edition.  It only support Win 7 Professional and Premium editions.

BE 2010|2010 R2|2010 R3 Software (SCL)

BE 2012 also does not support Win 7 Home Edition.

pkh's picture

@Aditya - You might want to use DLO to back the user's file and document.  BE 12.5 and BE 2010 comes with 5 DLO licences.