Catalog mode on a MMS / MBES server is stuck in Replicated Catalogs mode. The catalog mode can't be changed to Centralized or Distributed.
This condition occurs when using Backup Exec 2012 SP1a installation media. During the installation of the MMS / MBES if the option Unrestricted access to catalogs is chosen this issue may occur.
A registry key that enables the San Storage Option is preventing the option to allow the catalog mode to be changed on MMS / MBES servers.
A hotfix is now available for this issue in the current version(s) of the product(s) mentioned in this article. Refer to the Hotfix link under Related Documents at the end of this article to obtain the hotfix needed to resolve the issue.
Backup Exec 2012 Rev 1798 Service Pack 3 (TECH205351).
Backup Exec 2012
Backup Exec 2012 SP1A installation Media
Enterprise Server License (CASO/MMS)