While onsite trying to remotely push a Backup Exec 2010 R2 remote agent, we were getting a lot of the “error code 1603” messages, which stated:
“Error connecting to the remote server. Ensure the server is available, has WMI enabled, and is not blocked by a firewall. 1603.”
It seems like this is the likely problem, mentioned in the below Symantec technote:
Our workaround was to just install the client manually on each server that wouldn’t connect, instead of going through all the steps mentioned in the above technote.
Honestly, I’m not much of an Internet Explorer fan but the new v9 beta was released. You can download your appropriate version here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/download/ie-9/worldwide
Let us know what you think! Is it faster/better than say Firefox or Chrome?
Here’s a very useful technote on how to reclaim space in a Backup Exec 2010 Deduplication folder: