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Installing the Shadow Copy Client Software

Updated: November 1, 2008

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

Before end users can begin independently recovering previous versions of their files, the DPM shadow copy client software must be installed on their computers. If a client of Shadow Copies of Shared Folders is present on the computer, the client software must be updated to support Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007.

The shadow copy client software can be installed on computers running Windows XP with SP2 or later, and Windows Server 2003 with or without SP2.

You do not need to download the shadow copy client software to enable end-user recovery on computers running Windows Vista.

The following table shows the locations from which you can download the shadow copy client software for each supported operating system.


Operating System Shadow Copy Client Software Location

Windows XP SP2

The 64-bit version of Windows XP SP2

Windows Server 2003

Windows Server 2003 SP2

The 64-bit version of Windows Server 2003 SP2

Install the client software on users’ workstations by using your usual software distribution method (for example, Group Policy Software Installation, Microsoft Systems Management Server, or shared folders). If your users install the client software on their own workstations, instruct them to copy the Setup program to any location on their computer, double-click the file name or icon, and then follow the instructions in the wizard.

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