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Symantec Backup Exec 12 installed on Microsoft Windows 2008 server can't see resources

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I have installed Backup Exec 12 on a Windows 2008 server and have run live update.  I did not get any errors during the install.  When I went to create a backup to disk folder the software couldn't see any local drives.  When I went to creat a backup job there is nothing listed under all resources.  This is a domain controller and an Exchange server.  As a test I unintalled on the 2008 server and installed on my other server which is also a DC and an Exchange server.  I installed the remote agent on the 2008 server.  In this scenaraeo I can browse the 2003 server just fine but when I attempt to attach to the 2008 server I get an access denied error.  The service account that I am using worked fine previously with BE 9.1.  I have not been able to find anything on the Symantec site.
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by:ryansoto
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Check the first things like a firewall or antivirus software that may prevent access to backup exec
shut off those related services off and retest
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by:ktylman
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I had already disabled the firewall.   The AV is Symantec End Point Protection which is supposed to be compatible.  However I disabled that service and restarted the BE services and am still not able to see any resources.  I have also disabled Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration for all users.  No luck.
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by:ryansoto
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While I am out of ideas, the end point protection is a crap product (i know because I had it)
it has a known issue with memory leak causing the server to lock.
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by:dnudelman
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Try checking the user account that is running the service.
Use a admin account.
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by:ktylman
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It is a domain admin account.
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by:dnudelman
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also post your problem on symantec's forum

https://forums.symantec.com/syment?category.id=be12

It is very hard to get things documented there.
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ktylman earned 0 total points
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Symantec was no help.  Big surprise.  I figured it out.  I had to manually give the server account the "log on as a batch file" right in the DC's default GP.
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by:fco_jimenez
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Yes, it worked for me. In my case I needed to temporarily install the Backup Exec 11d remote agent in a Windows 2008 server and got the same issue. As soon as I added the backup exec user to the Default Domain COntroller Security Settings, Log on as a batch job, I was able to access the directories. Thanks!
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by:marccaruso
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This was exactly the fix.  Thanks ktylman!  I think Symantec Support needs a subscription to E.X.
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