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Windows Vista and Backup Exec 11d

I have Symantec Backup Exec 11d installed on a Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition box. I've got a few new machines (Vista Ultimate, not the upgrade) in the office that I'm backing up now. Bacup Exec tells me on a nightly basis that it's backing up the entire C:\ of these new Vista machines.
Is that true? I know a little bit about virtualization now and I'm not sure if Vista is 'tricking' Backup Exec into thinking it's getting what it wants. I know the Program Files folder in Vista now is pretty much off limits as well as the system folder(s). Can Backup Exec still back up the entire contents of these folders?
These new Vista machines have a licensed Remote Agent for Backup Exec installed on them.
I'm getting absolutely no where with Symantec's help on their website.
Any information is greatly appreciated!
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SysExpertCommented:
The only real etst is to do a restore.

I would Image the machine with Ghost or similar, and then turn off the VSS and start deleting stuff.

Then try a restore and see what happens.

SYmantec stuff should work as expected since they work pretty closely with MS on developing backups.

I hope this helps !
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Iamthecreator OMAdministrateur Systeme et ReseauxCommented:
you dont even have to run the restore
Just go to a new restore job
drill down to the directories under the C drive on the Vista machine
if you see the files and documents then YES Backup Exec is backing them up
also check the byte count in the backup set in the job logs and you will know how much data is being backed up off that drive
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Iamthecreator OMAdministrateur Systeme et ReseauxCommented:
you dont even have to run the restore
Just go to a new restore job
drill down to the directories under the C drive on the Vista machine
if you see the files and documents then YES Backup Exec is backing them up
also check the byte count in the backup set in the job logs and you will know how much data is being backed up off that drive
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Computer101Commented:
Forced accept.

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