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Search the installation log for the following error indications:■Strings that includeReturn Value 3.■Starting with NetBackup 7.0, important log messages are color coded asfollows:Yellow = warning.Red = error.Installing NetBackup Windows clients silentlyA silent installation process does not require interactive input. It does, however,require that you edit thesilentclient.cmdfile before you run it.Silent installations of NetBackup clients are not supported if you want to run theNetBackup services as a user instead of a local administrator.127Installing NetBackup client softwareAbout NetBackup client installation on Windows
To install NetBackup with a custom services account, refer to the following topics:See“Installing NetBackup Windows clients locally”on page 118.See“Installing NetBackup Windows clients remotely”on page 121.Use the following procedure to perform a silent installation of a local NetBackupclient.To perform a silent installation of NetBackup client software on Windows1Insert the NetBackup installation DVD in the drive or navigate to the locationwhere the ESD images (downloaded files) reside.2In aMicrosoft Windows Explorerwindow, navigate to the DVD drive.3Copy the contents of the one of the following directories to a temporary folderon your hard drive. For example, C:\temp.■PC_Clnt\x86■PC_Clnt\x644Since the original source files are read-only, change the permissions for thecopied files on the hard drive to allow the update.5In the temporary directory, use a text editor to edit thesilentclient.cmdfile so the script installs the client software as needed.6Run thesilentclient.cmdscript.7To verify that the installation was successful, check the installation log filein the following directory:%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Symantec\NetBackup\InstallLogsHow to configure NetBackup clientsYou can configure NetBackup clients by performing one of the following actions:■Start the Backup, Archive, and Restore interface.■ClickFile > Specify NetBackup Machines.To add servers or mediaservers:■Start the Backup, Archive, and Restore interface.■ClickFile > NetBackup Client Properties.To display and change theclient properties:Installing NetBackup client softwareAbout NetBackup client installation on Windows128
■Open the NetBackup Administration Console.■ExpandHost Propertiesand clickClients.■In the right pane, right-click on the client and chooseProperties.In the dialog box that appears, on theServerstab, allNetBackup servers that require access to your Windowsclient must be listed.To display and change theserver properties:For complete information on client configuration, see theNetBackupAdministrator's Guide, Volume I.About NetBackup client installation on UNIXYou can install UNIX clients either locally at the client computer or remotely fromyour UNIX NetBackup server. To install client software remotely from a UNIXNetBackup server, the client type software must first be installed on the UNIXserver.