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How to Install Windows Server 2008

Updated: June 1, 2009

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2007

You must properly configure Windows Server 2008 to support a System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 installation. If Windows Server 2008 is not installed on your computer, for more information about purchasing and installing Windows Server 2008, go to the Windows Server 2008 Web site (

Perform the following procedures to install the required components for Windows Server 2008 on a DPM server.

Installing the Required Components for Windows Server 2008

The following is the required Windows Server 2008 tools and work station components:

  • Windows PowerShell 1.0

    You must install Windows PowerShell 1.0 before installing IIS 7.0.

  • IIS 7.0 for Windows Server 2008 operating system. (IIS 7.0 is not installed on Windows Server 2008 by default.)

If you do not install IIS before installing SQL Server 2005, SQL Server does not install SQL Server Reporting Services.

  • Single Instance Storage (SIS)

To install Windows PowerShell 1.0

  1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

  2. Expand Server Manager to the Features node, and then select Features.

  3. In the Features pane, click Add Features.

  4. Select Windows PowerShell, and then click Next.

  5. On the Confirm Installation Selections page, click Install.

In addition to the default components that are required for Windows Server 2008, DPM requires all IIS 7.0 components.

To install IIS 7.0 and the required services

  1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

  2. Expand Server Manager to the Roles node, and then select Roles.

  3. In the Roles pane, click Add Roles.

  4. In the Add Roles Wizard, on the Before You Begin page, click Next.

  5. On the Select Server Roles page, select Web Service (IIS).

  6. In the Add features required for Web Server (IIS)? message box, click Add Required Features.

    Add the Windows Process Activation service (WAS) when prompted. WAS is the new process activation service that is a generalization of IIS features that work with non-HTTP transport protocols.

  7. Click Next, and then click Next again.

  8. On the Select Role Services page, select all of the role services.

  9. Click Next, and then click Install.

To install SIS

  1. From an administrator command prompt, type start /wait ocsetup.exe SIS-Limited /quiet /norestart.

    The service name is case-sensitive so you must type SIS-Limited. The installation fails if you type sis-limited or SIS-limited.

  2. After the installation is complete, you must restart the computer.

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