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Uninstalling DPM 2007

Updated: November 1, 2008

Applies To: Data Protection Manager, System Center Data Protection Manager 2007

When you uninstall System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007, you can choose whether to remove or retain your existing recovery points and replicas. To continue accessing recovery points on the DPM server after you uninstall DPM, you must choose to retain your data protection configuration when you uninstall DPM.

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If you plan to retain your existing data protection configuration after uninstalling DPM, disable end-user recovery on the DPM server and run synchronization jobs for each data source in your protection groups before you start the uninstallation. These steps help ensure that users to whom you deny access to files on the server cannot access the replicas of those files on the DPM server.

Uninstall DPM 2007

Setup uninstalls only the DPM application. Setup does not remove the prerequisite software, protection agents, user settings, and Dr. Watson for Windows Server 2008 operating system. You must uninstall the DPM application, the prerequisite software, and the protection agents in the following order:

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After you uninstall the DPM system requirements, you must restart the computer to complete the uninstall.

Step 1: Uninstalling the DPM application

To uninstall DPM

  1. In Control Panel, click Add or Remove Programs, and then click Change or Remove Programs.

  2. Under Currently installed programs, select Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 and then click Change/Remove.

    The DPM Setup Wizard starts in uninstallation mode.

  3. On the Uninstallation Options page, select either Remove data or Retain data, and then click Next.

  4. On the Summary of Options page, click Uninstall.

  5. When uninstallation is complete, click Close.

Step 2: Uninstalling the DPM prerequisite software

Following is the prerequisite software that you need to uninstall:

  • SQL Server 2005 (MS$DPM2007$) and SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services.

  • Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 for Windows Server 2003.

    -Or-

  • IIS 7.0 for Windows Server 2008 operating system.

    To uninstall SQL Server 2005 and IIS 6.0 on Windows Server 2003

    1. In Control Panel, click Add or Remove Programs, and then click Change or Remove Programs.

    2. Under Currently installed programs, select the prerequisite software, and then click Remove.

    3. Click Yes, to confirm the deletion.

  • PowerShell 1.0

    To uninstall PowerShell 1.0 on Windows Server 2003

    1. In Control Panel, click Add or Remove Programs, and then click Change or Remove Programs.

    2. In the Add or Remove Programs screen, check Show updates.

    3. Select Hotfix for Windows Server 2003 (KB926139).

    4. Under Currently installed programs, select the prerequisite software, and then click Remove.

    5. Click Yes, to confirm the deletion.

    To uninstall PowerShell 1.0 on Windows Server 2008

    1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

    2. Expand Server Manager to the Features node, and then select Features.

    3. In the Features pane, click Remove Features.

    4. Clear the Windows PowerShell checkbox and complete the uninstall.

  • Single Instance Storage (SIS)

    To uninstall SIS on Windows Server 2008

    1. From an administrator command prompt, type start /w ocsetup.exe SIS-Limited/uninstall/quiet/norestart.

    2. After the uninstall is complete, you must restart the computer.

Step 3: Uninstalling the protection agents

If you want to use DPM Administrator Console to uninstall protection agents deployed on protected servers, you must do so before you start uninstalling DPM. Alternatively, you can use Add or Remove Programs to uninstall protection agents from the servers locally after you complete uninstalling DPM.

Step 4: Uninstalling the User settings

To remove user settings, after you complete uninstalling DPM, delete the folder named:

<drive letter>:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Application Data\Microsoft\Microsoft System Data Protection Manager 2007

Step 5: Uninstalling Dr. Watson

To uninstall Dr. Watson on Windows Server 2008, from the command prompt type one of the following commands:

  • 32-bit operating system: msiexec /x {95120000-00B9-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}

  • 64-bit operating system: msiexec /x {95120000-00B9-0409-1000-0000000FF1CE}

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