Installing the Remote Administrator using the command line

You can also use Silent Mode Installation to install the Remote Administrator. Options for the Remote Administrator are specified with the use of additional command switches.

To install the Remote Administrator using the command line

  1. Open a Windows command prompt.

  2. Change to the drive containing the Backup Exec CD.

  3. Change directories to \WINNT\INSTALL\BE

  4. Type setup /RA: and the appropriate switches. For example:

    setup /RA: -s

    The command line switches used for silent mode installation of the Remote Administrator are described in the following table.

    Remember the following general rules for using these switches:

    • Substitute values appropriate for your environment for values in italics; for example, substitute your password for password.

    • Enclose the value in quotation marks if it contains spaces, such as "Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec".

Table: Command line switches for Remote Administrator silent mode installation


Additional Switches



Installs Remote Administrator using the options specified with the additional switches.


Specifies the path where Remote Administrator will be installed. Otherwise, the default path Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec is used.


Installs online documentation.


Allows you to select all install options without actually installing the Backup Exec software. This option can be used with the /CPF: or /XML: switches.


Creates a file containing all of the installation parameters provided. This file is encrypted.


Creates an XML file containing all of the installation parameters provided.


The XML file is not encrypted, which exposes parameters such as the password.


Provides help on all command line operations, usage, and special switches.