17 February 2011

Data Protection Manager 2010 Installation Walkthrough

System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 or DPM 2010 is the Microsoft backup solution for file, Exchange and SharePoint.

As I was going to do the install in any case I figured why not just document the installation.  I deployed a brand new clean Windows 2008 R2 VM and started the install from there.

From the ISO execute the Setup file.  You will see the "not so pretty splash screen."  Select Install Data Protection Manager

 From this point on the installation pretty much drives it self.
Some prerequisite components are installed without needing any attention.
During the prerequisite check it detected the Single Instance Storage (SIS) was not installed, and notifies me that it will install and reboot. And that the installation needs to be restarted.
 Back into the installation we get prompted for installation location.  It allows you to specify the installation directories and if you want to install SQL locally and use it, or use an existing SQL server.
 Pick a password for the required and automatically created accounts.
 Opt in for receiving updates from Windows Update

 Opt out for the customer experience program
And now the wait begins.  My VM took about 10 minutes to finish up the install.
 Once complete you can now launch the DPM Admin Console and start backing stuff up.

Again I have to say how much I appreciate packages like this that just does everything for you.

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