Protection for computers in a workgroup or untrusted domain

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager

DPM 2010 supports protection of computers in workgroups and untrusted domains using local accounts and NTLM. However, in scenarios where an organization does not allow creation of local accounts, this solution does not work.

System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM) allows you to use certificates to authenticate computers in workgroups or untrusted domains.

Currently, DPM supports the following data sources for certificate-based authentication when they are not in trusted domains:

  • SQL Server

  • File server

  • Hyper-V

System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM) also supports these data sources in clustered deployments.

The following data sources are not supported:

  • Exchange Server

  • Client computers

  • SharePoint Server

  • Bare Metal Recovery

  • System State

For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

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