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Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 2.0
User Guide

Installing Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows in Unattended Mode

You can install Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows in the unattended mode using the command line interface. The unattended installation mode does not require user interaction — the installation runs automatically in the background, and you do not have to respond to the installation wizard prompts. You can use the unattended installation mode to automate the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows installation process in large-scale environments.

Prerequisite Software

During the product installation, Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows automatically sets up the following required prerequisite components:

  • Microsoft SQL Server System CLR Types for SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Management Objects
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB Edition

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows will also set up Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 if it does not detect this component on the computer during the product installation.

In some cases, installation of prerequisite software requires computer reboot. This can happen, for example, if you have an earlier version of a prerequisite component installed on the computer and during the installation process this component is used by third-party software.

In this situation, unattended setup will install Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows but will not start the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows service. After you reboot the computer, the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows service will be started and Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows will be fully functioning.

Installation Syntax

To install Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows in the unattended mode, use a command with the following syntax:

<path_to_exe> /silent /accepteula

where <path_to_exe> is a path to the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows installation file.

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows uses the following codes to report about the installation results:

  • 1000 — Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows has been successfully installed.
  • 1001 — prerequisite components required for Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows have been installed on the machine. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows has not been installed. The machine needs to be rebooted.
  • 1002 — Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows installation has failed.
  • 1101 — Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows has been installed. The machine needs to be rebooted.
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