Installing the Advanced Open File Option

You select the Advanced Open File Option (AOFO) on the media server during installation. You must reboot the computer on which you are installing AOFO after completing the installation.

Before installing AOFO to a remote computer, enable the remote registry service on the remote computer. Make sure that the logon account used has permissions to modify remote servers registries.

A 64-bit version of AOFO is also available, and can be installed with the 64-bit Remote Agent for Windows Systems.


Backup Exec for Windows Servers cannot use versions of AOFO that are previous to version 9.0. Symantec recommends that you uninstall versions previous to version 9.0 and install the current version instead.

You can install AOFO in the following ways:

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