IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1.x Installation and Confgureation for Windows

Download IBM Spectrum Protect for Windows

This solution assumes that you have completed the Node Backup registration form and that you have received a confirmation email from the Division of Information Technology (IT) confirming your node registration.


Download the latest binary that is supported on your operating system from

Make sure Be sure to extract the installation files to an empty directory.

To extract the installation files to the same directory, double-click the compressed installation package.

Run the exe file as an administrator

Double click spinstall.exe


The installation wizard will start automatically

Click on Install

For Setup Type choice Typical

Configuring the ISP Backup-Archive Client

1. Open the confirmation email you received from the Division of IT detailing the node information you will need to configure the client.

3. Go to the Start menu, then Programs, IBM Spectrum Protect , and double-click Backup-Archive GUI

4. IBM Spectrum protect client configuration wizard

6. If the server has been configured before Create a new options file will be grayed out

7. From step 1 put the Node name

8. Communication Method

Communication options



10. By default all the domain will be selected, if you prefer not to backup some of the domain unselect Backup up all local file systems

11. Install a new Web Client agent if it new configuration , if not it will be grayed out , proceed with update

Web Service name


Option file name


Web Client Options

16. Insert Node name and password from Step 1 from node information you got



Login options:

Agent Name : Take the default

Remote Access



Start option


Confirm and Apply




Take the default Schedule name


Log files



Confirm and Apply