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Network Requirements

Updated: May 28, 2010

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

The following are the network requirements for System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010:

  • DPM 2010 must be installed on a 64-bit computer that is located in a Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2003 Active Directory domain.

  • DPM can protect servers and workstations across domains within a forest that has a two-way trust relationship with the domain that the DPM server is located in. If there is not a two-way trust across domains, you can protect the computers using DPM’s support for computers in workgroups or untrusted domains. For more information, in the DPM 2010 Operations Guide, see Managing Protected Computers in Workgroups and Untrusted Domains (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=196895).

    DPM supports data protection across forests as long as you establish a forest-level, two-way trust between the separate forests. To set up a forest-level trust relationship, both domains must be in Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2003 forest mode.

  • If you are protecting data over a wide area network (WAN), there is a minimum network bandwidth requirement of 512 kilobits per second (Kbps).

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