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Install DPM 2007

Updated: February 1, 2010

Applies To: Data Protection Manager, System Center Data Protection Manager 2007

A System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 installation involves installing the DPM prerequisite software and the DPM application. The DPM Setup Wizard guides you through the process of specifying the DPM installation settings, and it automatically installs or provides links to install the prerequisite software as part of the integrated DPM installation process. Throughout the installation process, DPM Setup provides status on the installation progress.

ImportantImportant
DPM 2007 requires a clean installation of DPM. Before you install DPM 2007, you must first uninstall System Center Data Protection Manager 2006 (DPM 2006) and its associated prerequisite software, as well as any previous versions of DPM. Because of the architectural differences between DPM 2006 and DPM 2007, you cannot directly upgrade a computer running DPM 2006 to DPM 2007. However, DPM 2007 includes an upgrade tool that enables you to migrate your DPM 2006 protection group configurations to DPM 2007. For more information about upgrading from DPM 2006 to DPM 2007, see Upgrading DPM 2006 to DPM 2007 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=66737).

On a computer running the Windows Server 2003 operating system, if Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 and Single Instance Storage (SIS) are not already installed, DPM Setup prompts you for the DPM product DVD during the installation. By default, Windows Server 2003 does not install IIS or SIS after you install Windows Server 2003. If you are installing DPM on Windows Storage Server, SIS is installed by default.

The DPM Setup Wizard is designed to install DPM prerequisite software from the DPM product DVD. If you want to use retail copies of one or more of the prerequisite products for your DPM installation, install the products manually before you start the DPM Setup Wizard. For information about installation settings for prerequisite software, see Manually Installing Prerequisite Software.

You can install DPM and its prerequisite software either from the DPM product DVD or from a network share to which you have copied the contents of the DPM product DVD. If you want to install from a network share, the share must duplicate the exact directory structure of the DPM product DVD. Install DPM from a shared folder only if the share is hosted on a trusted site.

WarningWarning
If you choose to install DPM or prerequisite software products from a shared folder, DPM Setup adds the Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path of the shared folder to the Internet Explorer local intranet security zone for the duration of the installation.

Before you install DPM 2007, note the following:

  • DPM supports 32-bit and x64-bit operating systems. You can install the DPM 32-bit version only on a 32-bit operating system and the DPM 64-bit version only on an x64-bit operating system.

  • DPM Setup will stop the Removable Storage service, before installing DPM 2007.

  • If you choose to use a remote instance of SQL Server, you must install SQLPrep.msi on the computer on which you are installing DPM 2007.

  • You cannot install DPM Management Shell on the remote instance of SQL Server.

To install DPM

  1. Log on to the DPM server using a domain user account that is a member of the local administrators group.

  2. Insert the DPM product DVD in the DVD-ROM drive. If the DPM Setup Wizard does not start automatically, double-click Setup.exe in the root folder of the DVD.

    -Or-

    If you are installing DPM from a network share, navigate to the installation share, and then double-click Setup.exe in the root folder of the share.

  3. On the Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 screen, click Install Data Protection Manager.

  4. On the Microsoft Software License Terms page, review the license agreement. If you accept the terms, click I accept the license terms and conditions, and then click OK.

    You can copy and paste the license agreement into a text editor, such as Notepad, for printing. After installation is complete, you can access the license agreement from DPM Administrator Console by clicking the product information icon on the navigation bar.

    noteNote
    DPM installs Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 if it has not already been installed.

  5. On the Welcome page, click Next.

    DPM begins a prerequisites check for all required hardware and software.

  6. On the Prerequisites Check page, wait while DPM Setup checks the system to verify that it meets software and hardware requirements.

    • If all required components are present, DPM Setup displays a confirmation. Click Next to continue.

    • If one or more required or recommended components are missing or noncompliant, Setup displays a warning or error message.

      Warning. Indicates that a recommended component is missing or noncompliant. Review the warning and determine whether to resolve the issue now or continue with the installation. If you choose to continue with the installation, plan to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

      Error. Indicates that a required component is missing or noncompliant. You must resolve the error before you can continue with the installation.

  7. On the Product Registration page, enter your registration information. In the Protection agent licenses section do the following:

    1. In the Standard licenses box, type the number of licenses that you have purchased to authorize protection of file resources and system state.

    2. In the Enterprise licenses box, type the number of licenses that you have purchased to authorize protection of both file and application resources.

      noteNote
      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 in DPM Administrator Console. For information about updating your protection agent licenses, in DPM 2007 Help, see "How to Update DPM License Information".

  8. On the Installation Settings page, in the DPM Program Files section, accept the default folder or click Change to browse to the folder in which you want to install DPM.

    You can install DPM only on a local drive, and you cannot install it in read-only folders, hidden folders, or directly to local Windows folders such as Documents and Settings or Program Files. (DPM can, however, be installed to a subfolder of the Program Files folder.)

    ImportantImportant
    The installation partition must be formatted with the NTFS file system. To simplify recovery in the event of system partition failure, install DPM to a partition that is separate from the system partition.

  9. On the Installation Settings page, in the SQL Server settings section, specify whether you want to install the MS$DPM2007$ instance of Microsoft SQL Server from the DPM product DVD or on a local or remote instance of SQL Server that already exists. For detailed instructions on how to install a remote instance of SQL Server, see Manually Install SQL Server 2005 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=102396).

    If you want to use the MS$DPM2007$ instance that already exists, select the dedicated instance option to use the instance of SQL Server that is installed with DPM. If you want to use an instance other than the local MS$DPM2007$ instance, select a different instance of SQL Server 2005 on the SQL Server Settings page.

    If you are using an existing instance of SQL Server with the DPM installation, note the following:

    • The remote instance of SQL Server cannot be on a computer that is running as a domain controller.

    • The computer running SQL Server and the DPM server must be located in the same domain.

    • DPM Setup creates the DPMDBReaders$<DPM server name> and DPMDBAdministrators$<DPM server name> local groups on the remote instance of SQL Server. DPM administrators must be added to these groups to use the remote instance of SQL Server.

    • The remote instance of SQL Server must be running IIS 6.0 and SQL Server 2005 Standard or Enterprise Edition with SP2, including the SQL Server Database Engine and Reporting services components.

    We recommend you use the following settings on the remote instance of SQL Server:

    • Default failure audit setting.

    • Default Windows Authentication mode.

    • Assign a strong password to the sa account.

    • Enable password policy checking.

    • Install only the SQL Server Database Engine and Reporting Services components.

    • Run SQL Server by using the least-privileged user account.

  10. On the Installation Settings page, the Space requirements section displays space availability on the specified destination drives. If you choose to change the installation folders, verify that the selected drives have enough space for the installation. Following are the minimum hardware requirements for the DPM server:

     

    Component Minimum Requirement

    System drive

    2650 MB

    noteNote
    This system drive disk space requirement is necessary if you chose to install the instance of SQL Server from the DPM download package. If you are using an existing instance of SQL Server, this disk space requirement is considerably less.

    Program files drive

    620 MB

    Database files drive

    900 MB

    If you choose to use an existing instance of SQL Server instead of installing it from the DPM product DVD, the SQL Server Settings page appears.

    • In the Instance of SQL Server box, type the name of the existing instance of SQL Server that you want to use and the appropriate administrator credentials, and then click Next.

      noteNote
      If SQL Server Reporting Services is installed on the remote SQL Server, DPM Setup will use that Reporting Service. If SQL Server Reporting Services is not installed on the remote computer running SQL Server, you must install and configure the service on the remote computer running SQL Server before continuing with DPM Setup.

  11. On the Security Settings page, specify and confirm a strong password for the restricted MICROSOFT$DPM$Acct and DPMR$<computer name> local user accounts, and then click Next.

    For security purposes, DPM runs SQL Server and the SQL Server Agent service under the MICROSOFT$DPM$Acct account, which DPM Setup creates during DPM installation. To securely generate reports, DPM creates the DPMR$<computer name> account.

    A strong password is typically defined as a password that is at least six characters long, does not contain all or part of the user’s account name, and contains at least three of the following four categories of characters: uppercase characters, lowercase characters, base 10 digits, and symbols (such as !, @, #).

    noteNote
    The password that you specify for these accounts does not expire.

  12. On the Microsoft Update Opt-In page, specify if you want to sign up for the Microsoft Update service, and then click Next.

    You can change your Microsoft Update opt-in decision at any time after you install DPM 2007. To change your Microsoft Update opt-in decision, see the Microsoft Update Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=74122).

  13. On the Customer Experience Improvement Program page, specify if you want to enlist in the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP), and then click Next.

  14. On the Summary of Settings page, review the summary of installation settings. To install DPM using the specified settings, click Install. To change the settings, click Back.

    After the installation is complete, the Installation page displays the installation status.

  15. Click Close, and then restart the computer to incorporate all of the changes made by DPM Setup.

noteNote
This restart is necessary to load the volume filter that DPM uses to track and transfer block level changes between DPM and the computers it protects, or between the primary and secondary DPM servers.

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