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Configuring the Front-End Web Server

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager

Before protecting a SharePoint farm, ensure that the following prerequisites are installed on the front-end Web server.

Prerequisites for Front-end Web Server

If the front-end Web server is running Windows Server 2003 and you have installed Knowledge Base article 940349, ensure that the following prerequisites are installed:

  • Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 with Service Pack 2, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 with Service Pack 1, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 with Service Pack 2, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 with Service Pack 1, Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010, or Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.

  • For every 10 million items in the farm, at least 2 GB of space on the volume that is installed on the DPM server. This is required for catalog generation. To perform item-level recovery by using DPM, (site collections, sites, lists, document libraries, folders, individual documents and list items), catalog generation provides you with a list of URLs that are contained in each content database. In DPM Administrator console, this list of URLs is displayed in the Recoverable Item pane.

  • If you are running Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP1 or MOSS 2007 SP1, download and install Knowledge Base article 941422.


    noteNote
    You must install Knowledge Base article 941422 on all protected servers on which Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 with SP1, and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 are installed.

  • Run ConfigureSharePoint.exe on the front-end Web server. For more information about using ConfigureSharePoint, see Using ConfigureSharePoint.


  • In the SharePoint farm, if you have SQL Server databases that are configured with SQL Server aliases, install the SQL Server client components on the front-end Web server that DPM will protect.


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