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Managing Symantec Backup Exec 2012 with PowerShell

On Saturday of this past weekend, I had my first guest blog titled Managing Symantec Backup Exec 2012 with PowerShell published on the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog which is the #1 blog on Microsoft TechNet and read by literally millions of people each year. Be sure to check out the guest blog using the link above! ยต

Symantec Backup Exec 2012 Adds PowerShell Support!

The latest version of Backup Exec, version 2012 adds support for PowerShell. When Backup Exec 2012 is installed, it adds a PowerShell module named “BEMCLI”: You’ll need the .NET Framework 3.5.1 installed to be able to import this module: I’m guessing this .NET Framework 3.5.1 issue is an oversight since the typical installation installs the .NET Framework 4.0, but doesn’t enable 3.5.1: Enable the NET-Framework-Core Windows Feature. You’ll have to import the server manager module (Import-Module ServerManager) first if adding it through PowerShell: