DPM Server Software Prerequisites
Updated: September 10, 2012
Applies To: System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager
Apart from the operating system, System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM) server requires the following software and updates.
Operating system updates
Supported versions of SQL Server 2008
For the DPM database, DPM requires a dedicated instance of the 64-bit version of SQL Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1, Enterprise or Standard Edition. During setup, you can select either to have DPM Setup install SQL Server 2008 R2 on the DPM server, or you can specify that DPM use a remote instance of SQL Server.
If you decide to have DPM Setup install SQL Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 on the DPM server, you do not need to provide a SQL Server license. But, if you decide to preinstall SQL Server on a remote computer or on the same computer where DPM will be installed, you must provide a SQL Server product key. You can preinstall SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard or Enterprise Edition.
If you do not have a licensed version of SQL Server 2008 R2, you can install an evaluation version from the setup DVD. To install the evaluation version, do not provide the product key when you are prompted. However, you must buy a license for SQL Server if you want to continue to use it after the evaluation period.
When you use a remote instance of SQL Server with the DPM installation, note the following requirements:
You must install the remote instance of SQL Server before you install DPM.
Important A remote instance of SQL Server on a domain controller is not supported.
The computer that is running a remote instance of SQL Server must be located in the same domain and time zone as the DPM server.
Setup creates the DPMDBReaders$<DPM server name> and DPMDBAdministrators$<DPM server name> local groups on the computer that is running the remote instance of SQL Server. You must add DPM administrators to these groups for DPM to use the remote instance of SQL Server.
For the DPM server to access a remote instance of SQL Server through Windows Firewall, you must configure an exception on the computer that is running SQL Server to use port 80.
You must install the DPM support files on the computer that is running the remote instance of SQL Server. For more information, see Installing DPM Using a Remote Instance of SQL Server 2008 R2.
In addition to installing programs that are required for DPM, SQL Server Setup installs the following programs, which are not required for DPM:
Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1
Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1 Query Tools
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Native Client
Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2.0
Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components
|These programs are not removed when you uninstall DPM or when you uninstall the last instance of SQL Server. You must uninstall these programs manually.|
The following are additional prerequisites for DPM:
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable
Windows PowerShell 2.0
Note Windows PowerShell 1.0 is included in Windows Server 2008. If you install DPM on Windows Server 2008, the Setup Wizard automatically installs Windows PowerShell 2.0. Windows PowerShell 2.0 is included in Windows Server 2008 R2.
Windows Installer 4.5 or later versions
Note Windows Server 2008 includes Windows Installer 4.5, and Windows Server 2008 R2 includes Windows Installer 5.0.
Windows Single Instance Store (SIS)
Microsoft Application Error Reporting
Setup automatically installs the prerequisites if they are not already installed or enabled.
|For some prerequisites, a restart might be required before you can continue with the installation of DPM.|
If any prerequisites cannot be installed during setup, or if you want to install them before you install DPM, you can install them manually. For more information, see Installing Prerequisite Software Manually.
|After you have installed DPM, we recommend that you run Windows Update on the DPM server and, if you use a remote database, on the remote computer where the DPM database is located, and install all important updates or hotfixes.|
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