Deploying Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows

To deploy Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows using setup files generated by Veeam Backup & Replication, perform the following operations:

  1. Installation
  2. Configuration

Deploying Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows TIP

You can also find detailed instructions on the Veeam Agent deployment in the readme.txt file that is available among the setup files generated by Veeam Backup & Replication.

Installation

To install Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and all the required components, do the following:

  1. Upload Veeam Agent setup files on the computer you want to protect. Then navigate to the folder where you have saved setup files.

Keep in mind that you must use Veeam Agent setup files that are generated by Veeam Backup & Replication after the protection group for pre-installed Veeam Agents is created. To learn more, see Specifying Packages.

  1. To install the .NET Framework 4.5.2, double-click the NDP452-KB2901907-x86-x64-AllOS-ENU.exe file located in the <path_to_setup_files>/Windows/5.0.2.4680 folder.

If a later version of the .NET Framework is already installed on the computer, you can skip this step.

  1. To install Windows Universal C Runtime (CRT), find and double-click the file depending on your computer OS architecture and version:

OS Architecture

OS Version

File Location

File Name

32-bit

Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

<path_to_setup_files>/Windows/5.0.2.4680/VAW/x86/CRT

Windows6.1-KB2999226-x86.msu

Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

Windows6.1-KB2999226-x64.msu

Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows8-RT-KB2999226-x86.msu

64-bit

Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

<path_to_setup_files>/Windows/5.0.2.4680/VAW/x64/CRT

Windows8-RT-KB2999226-x64.msu

Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

Windows8.1-KB2999226-x86.msu

Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows8.1-KB2999226-x64.msu

  1. To install Microsoft SQL Server components, use one of the following file sets depending on the architecture of your computer OS:

For 32-bit Windows

  • Double-click the following files located in the <path_to_setup_files>/Windows/5.0.2.4680/VAW/x86 folder:
  1. SQlSysClrTypes.msi
  2. SharedManagementObjects.msi
  3. SqlLocalDB.msi

For 64-bit Windows

  • Double-click the following files located in the <path_to_setup_files>/Windows/5.0.2.4680/VAW/x64 folder:
  1. SQlSysClrTypes.msi
  1. SharedManagementObjects.msi
  1. SqlLocalDB.msi
  1. To install Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows, use one of the following files depending on the architecture of your computer OS:

For 32-bit Windows

  • Double-click the Veeam_B&R_Endpoint_x86.msi file located in the <path_to_setup_files>/Windows/5.0.2.4680/VAW folder

For 64-bit Windows

  • Double-click the Veeam_B&R_Endpoint_x64.msi file located in the <path_to_setup_files>/Windows/5.0.2.4680/VAW folder
  1. To install the Veeam Installer Service, double-click the VeeamInstallerSvc file located in the <path_to_setup_files>/Windows/5.0.2.4680/VAW folder.

If an earlier version of the Veeam Installer Service is already installed on the computer, uninstall it first.  

Configuration

To configure Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows, you must apply connection settings from the configuration file. You obtained this file together with other setup files when the protection group for pre-installed Veeam Agents was created. To do configure Veeam Agent, execute the following command from the folder where Veeam Agent setup files are located:

"C:\Program Files\Veeam\Endpoint Backup\Veeam.Agent.Configurator.exe" -setVBRsettings /p:"<protection_group_name>.xml"

where <protection_group_name> is a name of the protection group for pre-installed Veeam Agents. Alternatively, you can specify the full path to the configuration file passed with the /p option.

Mind that the connection between Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam Agent is not persistent. Veeam Agent synchronizes with Veeam Backup & Replication every 6 hours. After you apply new backup policy settings in the Veeam Backup & Replication console, Veeam Agent will get these settings during the next synchronization.

To synchronize Veeam Agent immediately, run the following command on the Veeam Agent computer:

"C:\Program Files\Veeam\Endpoint Backup\Veeam.Agent.Configurator.exe" -syncnow