Running the Remote Administrator

The Remote Administrator lets you administer the media server from a remote Windows server or workstation. To support the Remote Administrator, the media server requires that the Backup Exec system services must be running.

You may be prompted for a user name and password to browse some network shares even if you are logged into the Remote Administrator computer under an account that is valid for those shares. Provide a domain-qualified user name and password when prompted (for example, domain1\howard).

For workgroup accounts, when logging in between different workgroups, you can provide only a user ID when prompted, and leave the workgroup line blank.

To run the Remote Administrator

  1. Click Start.

  2. Point to Programs, and then click Symantec Backup Exec.

    If you are connecting to a remote administration console from a media server, on the Network menu, click Connect to Local Media Server to break the connection. Click Connect to Media Server to connect to another media server.

  3. Select the appropriate options.

    See Connect to Media Server options.

    The status of the local services appears at the bottom of this dialog box. If you try to connect to a server and the connection fails, this dialog box displays the services status for the server you attempted to connect to.

  4. Click OK.

More Information

Installing the Remote Administrator

Running the Remote Administrator