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DPM Server Software Prerequisites

Updated: April 11, 2010

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

The System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) server must be a dedicated, single-purpose server, and it cannot be either a domain controller or an application server. The DPM server cannot be the management server for Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 or Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007.

DPM does not support server names with more than 400 characters.

You cannot install DPM 2007 on a computer with Cluster services enabled. Before you install DPM 2007 you must remove the computer from the cluster using the Cluster Administrator tool, or you must install DPM on another computer.

Before you install DPM, you must install the following:

After installing Knowledge Base article 940349 and then restarting the DPM server or the protected server, we recommend that you refresh the protection agents in DPM Administration Console. To refresh the agents, in the Management task area, click the Agents tab, select the computer, and then in the Actions pane, click Refresh information. If you do not refresh the protection agents, Error ID: 31008 may appear because DPM only refreshes the protection agents every 30 minutes.

If you want to manually install the required prerequisite software, you must follow the steps detailed in Manually Installing Prerequisite Software.

Following is the DPM server prerequisite software that DPM Setup installs before installing the DPM application:

  • Windows Deployment Services (WDS) on Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) servers.


    SIS on Windows Storage Server 2003 R2.

    If WDS and SIS are not already installed, DPM Setup prompts you for the Windows Server 2003 product CD during the installation.

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0.

  • Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 for Windows Server 2003. (IIS 6.0 is not installed on Windows Server 2003 by default.)

  • IIS 7.0 for Windows Server 2008. (IIS 7.0 is not installed on Windows Server 2008 by default. If IIS is not installed before installing SQL Server 2005, SQL Server will not install SQL Server Reporting Services.)

    In addition to the default components that IIS 7.0 installs, DPM requires all IIS 7.0 components. For more information, see "Installing the Required Components for Windows Server 2008" in Manually Installing Prerequisite Software.

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP3 Workstation components.

    You can use an existing remote instance of SQL Server for your DPM database. If you choose to use a remote instance of SQL Server, you must install SQLprep.msi .

    To use an instance of SQL Server on a remote computer, run SQLprep.msi, which is located on the DPM product DVD in the DPM2007\msi\SQLprep folder.

    DPM 2007 does not support using an instance of SQL Server 2008 for your DPM database. DPM Setup will not proceed if you select an instance of SQL Server 2008.

    Verify that the user account you will be using to run the SQL Server service and the SQL Server Agent service has read and execute permissions to the SQL Server installation location.

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

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP3 with Reporting Services.

    If SQL Server Reporting Services is installed on the remote instance of SQL Server, DPM Setup will use that 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.

    DPM 2007 contains the Standard Edition of SQL Server 2005 SP2.

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2.

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