This post is not a technical resolution post, more a can you help with this issue post.
Have a box that was working, then some MS updates broke something on the box. Tried to reinstall Backupexec and failed on SQL Express.
Uninstalled all of it, cleaned out registry and some other bits, files, etc.. and still will nto go.
Downloaded a new SQL express and that installed okay, as did the updates.
Backupexec still will not work, tried Darren's advice about VSS the other day, still nothing.
Symantec has been working on a different problem and this was a secondary box which was to do full backups of laptop users but now is needed to work properly.
When running the WMI diags it shows issues, followed the steps to rebuild and clean but still no luck. WMI is reported as a pre-install error by Backupexec.
Any input welcome as I try other ways to get this done?