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After Upgrading to DPM 2010

Updated: April 21, 2010

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

After upgrading to DPM 2010, note the following:

  • You must upgrade all of the protection agents. This operation does not require a restart of the protected computer. For more information, see Updating Protection Agents (

  • After upgrading the DPM Server and the protection agents to DPM 2010, all of your data sources will be marked as inconsistent. Upgrade the respective protection agents, and then perform a consistency check.

  • Reconfigure tape library sharing. For more information, see Setting up Tape Library Sharing (

When upgrading protection agents, consider the following:

  1. If a protected computer is running Windows Server 2003 SP1, you must upgrade to Windows Server 2003 SP2, and then upgrade the agent for protection to continue.

  2. If a protected computer is running a non-English version of Windows Server 2003 SP2, you should download and install the following hotfix, An application or service that uses a file system filter driver may experience function failure on a computer that is running Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Server 2008 (

  3. If you have installed hotfix rollup KB976542 (version 2.0.8861.0) on DPM 2007, you can upgrade agents from DPM Administrator Console. If this rollup is not installed, you must upgrade the protection agents manually by running the appropriate version of DPMAgentInstaller.exe. To download this hotfix rollup, go to System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Hotfix Package (KB976542) (

To perform an agent upgrade by running the DPMAgentInstaller.exe.

  1. In the root directory of the DPM 2010 DVD, open the Agents folder, and then copy DPMAgentInstaller_x64.exe and DPMAgentInstaller_x86.exe to a network share.

  2. Log on to the protected computers, navigate to the network share, and then run the appropriate DPMAgentInstaller.exe command.

    Only agents that are running version DPM 2007 SP1 or DPM 2010 RC can be upgraded to DPM 2010. For agents that are running any other version, you must uninstall the agent, and then upgrade to the DPM 2010 agent.

To configure secondary protection

  1. On the secondary DPM server, launch the DPM Agent Installation Wizard.

  2. Select Install Agents.

  3. Select the primary DPM servers that the secondary DPM protects.

  4. Complete the protection agent installation.