The Backup Exec Remote
Administrator allows you to administer the media server from a
remote Windows server or workstation. To support the Remote
Administrator, the media server requires that the Backup Exec
system services must be running.
To install the Backup Exec Remote
From the installation CD
browser, select the option to install Symantec Backup Exec.
Click Next to continue with the
Select I accept the terms of the license
agreement, and then click Next.
To install the
Administration Console as a Remote Administrator, select
Install Remote Administration Console
only, and then click Next.
Click Next to install the Backup Exec program
files in the default directory, or click Change to select another directory for the
installation, and then click Next.
The Remote Administrator
is installed. You can begin using Backup Exec.
To run the Remote Administrator
Point to Programs, and
then click Symantec Backup Exec for
If you are connecting to
a remote administration console from a media server, from the
Network menu, click Connect to Local
Media Server to break the connection. Click
Connect to Media Server to
connect to another media server.
Select the appropriate
options as follows:
Select the name of the media server or type the name of the
server if you are running the Remote Administrator from a media
server. The media server should appear in the list if the Backup
Exec naming services are running on both machines.
Each server in the domain that has Backup Exec installed
automatically appears in the list box.
Low speed connection (RAS)
Select this option to minimize the amount of information
initially retrieved from the media server to which you are
connecting. When this option is selected, views such as the device
and media views will not automatically be expanded when the
Administration Console is loaded. This reduces the time required to
connect to the remote media server. Information for each view is
updated when the view is selected.
This option is useful if you are connecting to the media server
over a modem line.
Type an administrator user name for the server to which you want
You cannot log on to the remote administration console with a
user name that has a blank password on Windows Server 2003/2008 and
XP/Vista computers. You must configure Windows to allow blank
passwords. Otherwise, the error message "Logon failure: user
account restriction" appears. For more information, see your
Type the password.
From the drop-down list, select the domain to which the user
belongs, or type the appropriate domain name if it does not appear
in the list.
Click this to access the Backup Exec Services Manager to stop
and start services or to set the logon credentials used to run the
The status of the local
services appear at the bottom of this dialog box. If you try to
connect to a server and the connection fails, this dialog box
displays the services status for the server you attempted to
Console connects to the services running on the media server. You
should now be able to operate the media server as though you were
running the Administration Console from there.
You may be prompted for a
user name and password to browse some network shares even if you
are logged into the Remote Administrator computer under an account
that is valid for those shares. Provide a domain-qualified user
name and password when prompted (for example, domain1\howard).
For workgroup accounts,
when logging in between different workgroups, you can provide only
a user ID when prompted, and leave the workgroup line blank.