Installing the Windows agent

To protect a Windows asset, you must install a lightweight agent on the Windows machine. This Windows core agent is required to run file-level, image-level, and application backups. Depending on the asset's operating system and configuration, the agent can be push-installed by the appliance or installed manually. Push install is recommended to reduce setup time. Once a Windows asset is set up for push install, agent updates can also be pushed, reducing maintenance time.

In addition to the regular core agent, you may need to install the Windows bare metal agent. The bare metal agent is needed only for image-based bare metal protection. For most assets, you can use the newer unified bare metal protection feature, which does not require the bare metal agent. (For details, see Windows Bare Metal Protection and Recovery.) The Windows bare metal agent can be push-installed or installed manually.