Installing and Configuring Agents for Windows

Installing a Network Agent

To install a Network Agent, follow these steps:

  1. On the Custom Setup step of the Setup Wizard, select the Network Agent option, and then click Next.
Installation: Network Agent Setup

The Network Agent Settings window will appear.

  1. On the Network Agent Settings step, select user account under which Workstation will be installed.

Network Agent is always launched from a certain user account, and allows backing up data that can be accessed by this user only.

  • Local System – use this option to run the Network Agent from the SYSTEM account, i.e. you won’t be able to back up Windows Libraries, Outlook and other user-specific data.
  • Custom Account – use this option to run the Network Agent from a specific user account with its own access rights and privileges.
Workstation installation settings

  1. Click Next.
  2. Select installation folder, and then click Next.
  3. Click Install to start the installation.
  4. If you have User Account Control enabled, then you will be prompted to confirm the installation. Click Yes.

The program is installed on your computer.

  1. On the final screen of the Setup Wizard, select if you want to see the Readme file with brief description of the program’s features.
  2. Click Finish.

After the installation, you will need to configure the Network Agent, so it can register on a networked Management Panel of some network edition, and allow it to access its data. Please see the next chapter for details.

Configuring Network Agents Manually

Technically, the file workstation.hbl is a common XML file in which all parameters are available in a simple and readable form.

Specifying Server Settings

To specify Server to connect to, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Network Agent settings file (Users\[Username]\AppData\Roaming\Novosoft\Handy Backup 7\Settings\Services\workstation.hbl) with any text editor.
  2. Find and modify the CoordinatorHost parameter:

<param name="CoordinatorHost">localhost</param>

For example, if your Server is located at, you need to change it as follows:

<param name="CoordinatorHost"></param>

  1. Restart the Network Agent.

To restart the Network Agent, go to Windows services, find a service named Novosoft Backup Network Workstation 7, and restart it.

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Related pages: Server Backup Software, Workstation Backup Software

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