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Can BE15 Windows Agent install on Windows XP machine?

Check in the compatibility scl pdf, it does not mention Windows XP. Wonder if XP can installed BE15 Windows agent and backup by BE15 MMS. Thanks

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Nopes. BE 2014 stopped

Nopes.

BE 2014 stopped supporting it. In fact, MS also EOL'd it in 2014.

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Nopes. BE 2014 stopped

Nopes.

BE 2014 stopped supporting it. In fact, MS also EOL'd it in 2014.

Actually, you don't have to

Actually, you don't have to ask this question if you had checked the SCL. If a product/version is not in the SCL, it means that it is not supported. Nobody is going to tell your any different Likewise, if a hardware does not appear in the HCL, it is not supported

Hi VJware, If so, BE2010

Hi VJware,

If so, BE2010 windows agent is still running on XP. Can MMS with BE15 managed this BE2010 Windows agent?

BE 2010 (specifically 2010 R3

BE 2010 (specifically 2010 R3 SP4) remote agent supports Win XP and BE 15 will work with this agent, however this is recommended only during a "rolling upgrade" and thus temporarily only.

Hi VJware, The Agent version

Hi VJware,

The Agent version is of 13.0.4164.0.

So I can add the agent in MMS BE15, and uncheck the option

Upgrade the Backup Exec Agent for Windows to the current version automatically


Restart the remote computer automatically after installing the Backup Exec Agent for Windows when a restart is required

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As mentioned earlier, the use

As mentioned earlier, the use of an earlier version remote agent is only for a rolling upgrade purpose an not for continuous backups/restores.

If you do wish to back it up, then yes you add the remote machine to the Backup & Restore tab of the BE media server without upgrading the agent. Restart is not required.