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Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 2.0
User Guide

Managing Veeam Agent License

If you plan to use Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows with Veeam Backup & Replication, you must install a Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows license in Veeam Backup & Replication. In this case, you need to manage product licenses and functionality modes from the Veeam Backup & Replication console or Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager. This scenario may be suitable for customers who have Veeam backup infrastructure deployed in their environment and want to manage licenses for all Veeam products at one place.

Managing Veeam Agent License Note:

In addition to managing Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows licenses, you can use the Veeam Backup & Replication console to manage Veeam Agent backup jobs and perform operations with backups created by these jobs.

If your backup server is connected to Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager, you can use Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager to manage Veeam Agent licenses and perform restore tasks with Veeam Agent backups. You cannot manage Veeam Agent backup jobs with Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager.

You must obtain a license for the total number of machines on which you plan to install Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows. Machines that run Microsoft Windows OSes intended for servers and workstations are tracked separately in the license.

After Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows connects to Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam Agent automatically starts consuming the license. If the license supports both the workstation and server editions of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows, the product edition is selected depending on the type of the Microsoft Windows OS running on the protected computer. You can switch to another commercial edition of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows manually if needed.

If one or more Veeam Agents operating in the free mode are already connected to the backup server, they will start consuming the license immediately after the license is installed in Veeam Backup & Replication. Veeam Agents that exceed the license limit will not be able to back up data to the Veeam backup repository.

Managing Veeam Agent License Note:

If you have been using Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE with Veeam Backup & Replication, after you install the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows license in Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE will become unable to connect to the Veeam backup server and create backups the Veeam backup repository.

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows keeps information about the license in its database. Information about the license is valid for 32 days. If Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows does not connect to Veeam Backup & Replication during this period, Veeam Backup & Replication will revoke its license.

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