You can use the Recovery Manager Console to manually preinstall Backup Agent on the computers added to a particular Computer Collection. Alternatively, you can perform a silent installation of the agent.
To preinstall Backup Agent on all computers in a Computer Collection
To selectively preinstall Backup Agent on computers in a Computer Collection
To perform a silent installation of Backup Agent
<TargetCompName> refers to the target computer network name.
<PortNumber> refers to the TCP port number you want Recovery Manager for Active Directory to use to connect to Backup Agent.
By default, the silent installation uses a local system account. To install Backup Agent on a remote DC, this account must have sufficient permissions to access that DC.
msiexec /i "\\MyDC\temp\backupagent.msi" ERDPORT=3355 /qn
By default, Recovery Manager for Active Directory uses the TCP port 3843 to connect to Backup Agent. If you have specified some other port number, perform the following steps:
If you have installed Microsoft Windows Firewall, the specified TCP port must be opened. You have to specify the same port number for all target DCs to be backed up.
You can use the Recovery Manager Console to discover all Backup Agent instances that were manually preinstalled on computers in existing Computer Collections. After the discover operation completes, you can view and manage the discovered Backup Agent instances by using the Backup Agent Management node in the Recovery Manager Console.
A Backup Agent instance is automatically discovered and added to the Backup Agent Management node only when you use that node to preinstall the agent.
When you preinstall a Backup Agent instance by using any other methods (for example, a silent installation), to display that agent instance in the Backup Agent Management node, you have to run the discover Backup Agent operation.
To discover all preinstalled instances of Backup Agent
When the agent discovery operation completes, all discovered instances of Backup Agent are displayed in the Backup Agent Management node.
You can update information displayed for a particular preinstalled Backup Agent instance in the Backup Agent Management node. When you run the update operation, Recovery Manager for Active Directory checks the version and status of the target Backup Agent instance, and then updates that information in the Backup Agent Management node.
You can only update information for already discovered Backup Agent instances. For instructions on how to discover Backup Agent, see Discovering preinstalled Backup Agent.
To update information for a particular Backup Agent instance
To update information for all discovered Backup Agent instances
You can use the Recovery Manager Console to selectively upgrade Backup Agent preinstalled on the computers added to a Computer Collection. Note that you can only upgrade Backup Agent to the version supplied with the Recovery Manager Console you are using.
You can only perform this operation on already discovered preinstalled instances of the Backup Agent. For more information, see Discovering preinstalled Backup Agent.
To upgrade Backup Agent