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    Server 2008 and Symantec Backup Exec 11D

    I have heard mixed reports about this so i hope someone can clear this up. Is Symantec Backup Exec 11D compatible with server 2008?

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    The official answer on this is no as Backupexec 12 is the first backup solution that is certified for windows server 2008.

    I'm sure however there's someone who's tried it who can give an idea of problems you might encounter if you were to use it on 2008, not that I would recommend it however, as you more than likely wouldn't have any support for it from symantec if anything went wrong!

    Mike.
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    Tried this, you can't install it.

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    We also tried it, it did not work.

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    I have also tried this.. and NO wont work...

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    Rather glad I never bothered going to 11 now, still on 10.1, so I might as well go to 12. Get the encyption too, so I can take the tapes home still

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    You can however run the Backup exec 11d agent with no problems on a 2008 machine, it just picks it up as Windows Vista. Careful tho as I'm sure symantec would refuse to support this configuration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by binky View Post
    Tried this, you can't install it.

    Yeah, the 11d install thinks Windows 2008 is Vista (presumably because the versioning and core code is so similar) and will only give you the option of installing the console components rather than the whole media server stuff.

    We had to buy 12 to get around this, and all the agents which niggled a bit but it's in and done now.

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    I'm digging this up again

    I've had a reply from a licencing supplier that you can have a 2003 server running BE 11D media server that will connect to a V12.5 remote agent on a 2008 server. Anyone tried this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    I have heard mixed reports about this so i hope someone can clear this up. Is Symantec Backup Exec 11D compatible with server 2008?

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    Z
    I realize this thread is rather old, but I thought it might be a good idea to post a very simple solution to this problem. That is, Windows Server 2008 (all versions) contains the built-in Server backup solution. I know what you're thinking... Microsoft has never built anything in that was worth having... Usually, I would agree with you. However, in this specific scenario, I don't. The VHD/imaging solution that is built-in to Windows Server 2008 is actually quite magnificent given it is basically a free bare-metal restoration solution.

    As with any disaster recovery solution, backups are only a small part. It takes some time to get it the way you want it, and it requires daily monitoring and occasional maintenance. It also requires that you perform occasional test restoration. Now, it doesnt have all the goodies that are built-in to products like Acronis Backup & Recovery, but for "free" (the cost of the OS), it's actually very nice. A gift from Microsoft well worth receiving, and considering for routine use.

    Sorry again for raising the dead on this, but it seemed worth saying.

    Regards, @NetDork

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    Server 2008 R2 64bit
    Backup Exec 11d

    If you add the following key into the registry you can install the agent. Tested and working fine.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Policies\M icrosoft\Windows\AppCompat]
    "DisableEngine"=dword:00000001

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    Just added the registry key and it works like a charm! You just made my day!

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