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Mjahtetn | 13 Dec 2010 | 0 comments

It is a common scenario that a customer will call because they did not receieved the license key (esp. for BUE) after renewing the maintenance and register it on the license portal.

After the registration, it says that Data not Available for the license key.

Maintenance are being renewed each year for free technical support assistance and free of charge upgrades.

Once the maintenance expired, a customer is still license to use the software however, he was unable to avail the other benefits.

How to get the license key:

Renewal Serial number is also for the maintenance and will not generate the license key of the product. One must process the upgrade in the license portal in order to do that.

One can also call customer service, to get the license key as well as the notification ID for the upgrade.

In addition to that, one can also process the license key directly on the license portal.


Marky09 | 10 Dec 2010 | 1 comment

If you do not have any Licensing portal account, follow the quick steps below:

    1. Navigate to
    2. Click Create Account
    3. Enter the required details
    4. Click Create Account
    5. Accept the Symantec User agreement
    6. You will receive a confirmation page for the creation of your License Portal account
    7. Click on the Licensing Portal Home Page” button at the bottom of the screen
    1. Click on New Purchase
    2. Enter the following serial number: xxxxx
    3. Click Submit
    4. If you have more serial numbers for the same product, please enter them in the "Add another license for this product" field and click "add"
    5. Click Next
    6. In the following page, please verify and enter information related to your license registration
    7. Click "...
James McKey | 24 Nov 2010 | 2 comments

It’s YABO time! No, that’s not a Fred Flintstone reference; it’s Yet Another Beta Opportunity (YABO). OK, so that’s not really a sanctioned Symantec Acronym but I’m using it from now on anyways.

Speaking of Acronyms, what I run is really more of a UAT (User Acceptance Testing) program cycle. It starts with Beta, moves into a Release Candidate (RC) cycle, and finishes with the First Availability (FA) phase. But enough about boring naming logistics, let's get to the core of what we are talking about for this BESR UAT program.

Some of the highlights of what’s new/updated:

  • New OS/Database platform support including SharePoint 2010
  • Significant improvements to the SRD (Symantec Recovery Disk) custom wizard
  • Updated Linux platform support
  • Multiple improvements to the Management Solution (MS) including Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64) support
  • Status marker on the tray icon will be moved to...
madisonwalker | 18 Jun 2010 | 0 comments

Mac OS X hard drive is divided into various partitions, called volume, for effective management of your precious data stored on it. Every Mac computer has a boot volume, which contains critical system files that are required for your Mac OS X operating system-based computer to boot up. These files are pretty important for booting up your system. In case the boot partition gets damaged or deleted, your system become totally unbootable and unusable. It leads to severe data loss and require Mac drive recovery solutions to fix the problem, if there is no backup in place.

The boot volume of your Mac OS X operating system contains the following files:

Mac OS X operating system.

MBR (Master Boot Record).

BootX, Mac OS X boot loader.

Operating system kernel.

Binary files that are required for multiple kernel extensions.

Mach/BSD data structures.

Input/Output Kit.

Init, Mach bootstrap (service naming) daemon.

The boot...

Karthikeyan Sundaram | 16 Feb 2010 | 2 comments

  Validation of your Knowledge on NetBackup 7.0 Will be ready by September 2010


Upcoming Exam Releases

In 2010, Symantec plans to release the following new Symantec Certified Specialist (SCS) exams: 

  1. Administration of Symantec Backup Exec 2010 for Windows Servers (August 2010)
  2. Administration of Veritas NetBackup 7.0 for Windows (September 2010)
  3. Administration of Veritas NetBackup 7.0 for Unix (September 2010)
  4. Administration of Symantec Enterprise Vault 9.0 for Exchange (November 2010)
If you would like to provide valuable input by participating in our beta exams or would like to get added to our mailing list and be the first to hear about new exam releases email us at


pepit | 11 Jan 2010 | 1 comment

Ok, I just purchased Backup Exec System Recovery 2010 for Small Business Server and it says it will not install on a Domain Controller.
In another post, Chris Riley from Symantec posted response to someone else that he confirmed it cannot be installed on domain controllers.  Well, how do you install it?  Symantec's Chris Riley post is below.

Thanks, Michael

I've had it confirmed that BESR-MS cannot be installed on domain controllers at this stage. I will be creating a technote so that this is documented.

Sorry I don't have better news for you.