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BE Agent Push installs - option to refresh existing agents

Created: 03 Jun 2009 • Updated: 19 Nov 2009 | 3 comments
MitchR's picture
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After upgrading or patching a Backup Exec server, it's recommened that we reinstall the agents.  It's easy to do this with the Push Install - however it's a pain to have to manually enter the name of every single server.

I'd like to have an option to re-push to all existing agents.  Perhaps a button to populate the push list with all servers with scheduled jobs.  Perhaps an "previously installed agents" list that can be added with a single button or selection.

At any rate, I'm tired of manually entering a list of several dozen servers.

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MitchR's picture

Burried in the Admin guide, way back in Appendix E, is mention of a tool called "Remote Agent for Windows Systems Bulk Upgrade and Update Utility".  (Say that 10 times fast...)

That's exactly what I need!

I hereby change my idea/request to the following:

Make the Bulk Update utility easier to find.  Either make it a menu option under the individual push install entry, or make a start menu icon.  Perhaps a "Utilities" sub-menu with the License Assesment Tool, and any other tools that aren't obvious.

The fact that nobody else out on this forum knew of this tool tells me that it needs to be easier to find....

Mark this post as the solution, and have good luck for 7 years.
Forget to mark this as the solution, and tomorrow your server will crash.

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JRV's picture

I second that, esp. since my RAWS 12.5 SP2 GPO re-installs have been hanging during installation for the last several months (don't recall what SP/HF the problem started with).

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Billy Cashwell

Sr. Product Manager, Backup Exec

Information Management Group

Symantec Corporation

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