Step 2. Install Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows

Install Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows on client computers. You can use one of the following installation methods.

Required Privileges

To perform the task, a user must have one of the following roles assigned: Service Provider Global Administrator, Service Provider Administrator, Service Provider Operator.

Deploying Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows Automatically

You can configure Veeam Service Provider Console to deploy Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows on client computers automatically. In this case, Veeam Service Provider Console management agents on client computers will automatically download the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows setup file from the Veeam Installation Server over the Internet, install Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and assign a backup policy.

To configure auto deployment settings:

  1. Log in to Veeam Service Provider Console.

For details, see Accessing Veeam Service Provider Console.

  1. In the menu on the left, click Discovery.
  2. Open the Discovered Computers tab.
  3. At the top of the list, click Change Settings to open the Auto Deployment Settings window.
  4. Make sure that the Accept New Connections toggle is set to On.

If Veeam Service Provider Console is configured to accept new connections, new Veeam Service Provider Console management agents will be automatically registered with Veeam Service Provider Console.

  1. Set the Auto Deployment toggle to On.

If auto deployment is enabled, immediately after registration, Veeam Service Provider Console management agents will attempt to download the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows setup file from the Veeam Installation Server over the Internet, install Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and assign a backup policy that is specified in auto deployment settings.

  1. In the Backup Policy to apply list, choose a Windows backup policy that must be applied as part of the installation process.

If you allocated all cloud resources specified in the policy to the company, the chosen backup policy will be used to configure backup job settings after installing Veeam backup agents. You can select No policy if you do not want to configure backup job settings as part of installation.

To configure a new backup policy, click Create New and configure a new backup policy. For details, see Configuring Backup Policies.

Auto Deployment Settings

  1. If necessary, enable read-only access mode for Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows.

For details on the read-only access mode for Veeam backup agents, see Enabling Read-Only Access Mode.

  1. To push global settings for Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows, click Configure and specify default global settings for Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows. For details on the global settings for Veeam backup agents, see Configuring Global Settings for Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows.
  2. Click Apply.

For details on auto deployment settings, see Configuring Auto Deployment Settings.

Note:

To ensure that Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows can be installed on client computers, make sure that:

  • Client computers are powered on.
  • Client computers on which you plan to install Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows have access to the Internet.
  • Client computers are configured to allow installation: the File and Printer Sharing (SMB-In) firewall rule must allow inbound traffic.

Initiating Installation in Veeam Service Provider Console

You can initiate installation of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows in Veeam Service Provider Console. After you initiate installation, Veeam Service Provider Console management agents on client computers will download the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows setup file from the Veeam Installation Server over the Internet, install Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and assign a backup policy.

Note:

To ensure that Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows can be installed on client computers, make sure that:

  • Client computers are powered on.
  • Client computers on which you plan to install Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows have access to the Internet.
  • Client computers are configured to allow installation: the File and Printer Sharing (SMB-In) firewall rule must allow inbound traffic.

If for some reason, you cannot download the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows setup file from the Veeam Installation Server, you can obtain the supported version of the setup file, and place it by the C:\ProgramData\Veeam\Veeam Availability Console\AgentPackage\VeeamAgentWindows.exe path on a client computer. When you initiate installation in Veeam Service Provider Console, this setup file will be used to install Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows on a client computer. To automate upload of setup files, you can use 3rd party tools, like GPO. For details on how to upload the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows setup file using GPO, see How to Upload Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows Setup File to Client Computers with GPO.

To initiate Veeam backup agent installation:

  1. Log in to Veeam Service Provider Console.

For details, see Accessing Veeam Service Provider Console.

  1. Do one of the following:
  • [For Service Provider Global Administrator, Service Provider Administrator] In the menu on the left, click Discovery.
  • [For Service Provider Operator] In the menu on the left, click Managed Computers.
  1. Open the Discovered Computers tab.
  2. Select check boxes next to the necessary computers.
  3. Click Install Backup Agent.

The Install Backup Agent window will be displayed.

  1. In the Backup policy to apply list, choose a backup policy that must be applied as part of the installation process.

The chosen backup policy will be used to configure backup job settings after installing Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows. You can select No policy if you do not want to configure backup job settings as part of installation.

To configure a new backup policy, click Create New and configure a new backup policy. For details, see Configuring Backup Policies.

If you want to view the summary of the chosen backup policy configuration, click Show.

  1. By default, the read-only access mode is enabled for all Veeam backup agents. To disable the read-only access mode for Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows, set the Enable read only UI access for the backup agent toggle to Off.

For details on the read-only access mode for Veeam backup agents, see Enabling Read-Only Access Mode.

  1. To push global settings for Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows, click Configure and specify default global settings for Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows. For details on the global settings for Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows, see Configuring Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows Global Settings.
  2. Click Apply.
  3. Wait for the installation process to complete.

The installation process may take up to several minutes.

Initiate Installation Procedure

Installing Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows Outside Veeam Service Provider Console

You can install Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows outside Veeam Service Provider Console:

  1. Install Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows on computers you want to protect.

You can use the installation wizard or install the software in the unattended mode.

For details, see section Installing Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows of the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows User Guide.

  1. Activate Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows in Veeam Service Provider Console.

For details, see Activating Veeam Backup Agents.

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