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How to Update DPM License Information

Updated: April 21, 2010

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

Before you deploy Data Protection Manager (DPM), you need to purchase a DPM license for each computer that you plan to protect. During setup, you specify the number of licenses that you purchased so that DPM can help you to stay compliant with your license agreements. DPM automatically tracks the number of licenses that are deployed and the number of licenses that are still unused.

If you purchase additional licenses after you set up DPM or reallocate licenses from one DPM server to another, you can update the number of available licenses for each DPM server.

To view DPM licenses

  1. Before you create the first protection group, in DPM Administrator Console, click Protection on the navigation bar.

  2. In the Actions pane, click Update DPM licenses.

To update the number of agent licenses

  1. In DPM Administrator Console, click Management on the navigation bar, and then click the Agents tab.

  2. In the Actions pane, click Update DPM Licenses.

  3. In the Update DPM Licenses dialog box, type the total number of standard licenses and enterprise licenses that you have purchased.

  4. Click OK.

To purchase additional DPM standard and enterprise licenses

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