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
The deployment of System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM) will depend on which features of DPM you want to use. A complete installation of DPM requires a DPM server, an Operations Manager server, a SQL Server and computers you want to protect. You can use the DPM Setup screen to install the various features.
DPM is designed to run on a dedicated, single-purpose server. The DPM server should not be installed on any of the following:
A computer on which the Application Server role is installed
A computer that is an Operations Manager management server
A computer on which Exchange Server is running
A computer that is a node of a cluster
You must have administrative privileges to install DPM.
Before you install DPM, you must run the Prerequisite Checker from the Setup splash screen. The checker will check whether your computer meets the minimum requirements to run DPM. Setup installs the prerequisite software automatically. However, if it fails, you can install the prerequisite software manually. For more information, see Installing Prerequisite Software Manually.
DPM requires a SQL Server instance for the DPM database. You can use SQL Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2012. For more information on setting up the database, see Setting up the DPM database.
You can install DPM and its prerequisite software either from the product DVD or from a network share to which you have copied the contents of the product DVD. If you want to install from a network share, the share must duplicate the exact directory structure of the product DVD. Install DPM from a shared folder only if the share is hosted on a trusted site.
You may need to restart the computer after setup is complete.
Before installing DPM, note the following:
All computers that you use for your DPM installation must meet at least the minimum hardware and software requirements. For more information, see System Requirements for DPM in System Center 2012.
Setup stops the Removable Storage service before installing DPM.
After you install DPM, you must perform a series of required configuration tasks before you can start protecting your data. For more information, see Deploying DPM.
The installation logs are placed in C:\Program Files\ Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPMLogs.
DPM installs its own file filter (DPMFilter.SYS). It is Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) certified and is installed as part of DPM installation. This file is not removed during DPM uninstallation.
|DPM does not support clustered or mirrored SQL Server for hosting the DPM database.|
After you install DPM, you must wait until the next scheduled discovery before you can use scoped DPM Administrator Console from Central Console.
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