What services does Backup Exec add?

Installing Backup Exec adds some Windows services. If you ever change them, you may wish to know how they came "out the box".

The following Windows services are installed:

On a media server:

  • Backup Exec Agent Browser (logs on as Backup Exec service account, Automatic startup)
  • Backup Exec Device & Media service (logs on as Backup Exec service account, Automatic startup)
  • Backup Exec Job Engine (logs on as Backup Exec service account, Automatic startup)
  • Backup Exec Server (logs on as Backup Exec service account, Automatic startup)
  • Backup Exec Remote Agent for Windows Servers (logs on as Local System account, Automatic startup)
  • Liveupdate (logs on as Local System account, Manual startup)

When the Backup Exec SQL instance is installed, the following additional services are added:

  • SQL Server (BKUPEXEC) (logs on as Local System account, Automatic startup)
  • SQL Server Active Directory Helper (logs on as Network Service account, Manual startup)
  • SQL Server Browser (logs on as Local System account, Automatic startup)
  • SQL Server VSS Writer (logs on as Local System account, Automatic startup)

Where the Remote Agent is installed:

  • Backup Exec Remote Agent for Windows Servers (logs on as Local System account, Automatic startup)
  • Liveupdate (logs on as Local System account, Manual startup)

Where the Remote Agent is installed:

  • Liveupdate (logs on as Local System account, Manual startup)

This information applies to Backup Exec 12, 11d, and 10d is the same, but with differing SQL services (as 10d has MSDE rather than SQL Express)