Before You Begin
Before you start the installation process, check the following prerequisites:
- The computer on which you plan to install Veeam Agent must satisfy system requirements specified in this document. To learn more, see System Requirements.
- Make sure the operating system on the computer you want to protect is up-to-date. Otherwise, the correct functioning of Veeam Agent is not guaranteed.
- If your computer runs Microsoft Windows 11 version 22H2, make sure that the Smart App Control feature is disabled. Otherwise, it may cause installation issues.
For information about Smart App Control, see this Microsoft article.
- You must run the Veeam Agent setup file under the Administrator account or any user account that has Administrator privileges on the computer where you plan to install the product.
- Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows requires the following components:
- SQLite database engine
- Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 or later
- Windows Universal C Runtime Library
If these components are not pre-installed on the computer, the setup will install them during the product installation process.
- The product program files are placed to the %ProgramFiles%\Veeam\Endpoint Backup folder on the system volume. Make sure that you have enough free space on the system volume to install the product. Veeam Agent requires at least 200 MB.
- [Recommended] If you want to configure a scheduled backup job with default settings after the installation, you must prepare a USB storage device.
- [Recommended] If you want to create a recovery image of your computer on a USB storage device, CD/DVD/BD or make an ISO image, prepare the necessary device/media or make sure that you have enough free disk space in the target location. On average, the size of the created recovery image is 500 MB.
During the recovery image creation, Veeam Agent formats the removable storage device. If you have important information on the device, create a copy of this data in some other location.