Microsoft DPM 2010 Implementation Guide


The purpose of this document is to demonstrate the Installation and configuration of the Data Protection Manager product. Note that this demonstration was prepared on the basis of Windows OS is 2008 R2 and DPM 2010.


Data Protection Manager 2010 from Microsoft provides the data protection for Windows servers & Windows desktops/laptops.
The Hardware , software & network requirement for the DPM 2010 servers are mentioned below.

Hardware Requirements :
Software Requirements :
Supported OS: Windows Server 2008 , 2008 R2, Standard or Enterprise Edition
      Software Pre Requisites :
      Protected Computer Software Requirements:
      Remote SQL Server Requirements:
Network Requirements :

Insert the DPM DVD and Click “Install Data Protection Manager”
Install Screen1Select I Accept and Click O.K
Install Screen2 Click Next to begin the installation process
 Install Screen3DPM installs the required pre requisite before beginning the installation
 Install Screen4Type the user name and the company name
 Install Screen5Choose the installation folder along with the SQL server settings. You can use the existing installation or the new one.
 Install Screen6Type the password
 Install Screen7Click Install to start the process
 Install Screen8Click close once all the components are installed.
 Install Screen9Below is the console of DPM 2010. This is where the configuration including licensing is done.
Install Screen10
To install license click on Action in DPM console and Select Update DPM License.
License 1Depending on the license purchased you can enter the numbers here
Install Agents on all the computers which needs to be protected with DPM.
Open DPM Administration console and click Management-->Agents-->and Install
Agent1Select Install Agents and click Next
Agent2 Select the computers from the available list and click Add
Agent3Once the computers are selected click Next to install the agent    
 Agent4Enter Admin account name and the password for installing the agents remotely.
 Agent5Select the option based on your environment. If you are installing it on the production server, choose No
 Agent6Click Install on the summary page
 Agent7Once the agent is installed the status will show O.K
Open DPM Administration console and click Management-->Disks-->and Add
Disk1Select the disk and click Add
Disk2Click O.K
Disk3Click Yes to convert the volume to simple volume
Disk4The disk is added now to take disk based backup
Disk5The same disk will appear in disk Management as Dynamic disk.
The same way any tape devices can be added using option under Libraries.

More information on DPM can be obtained from the below site
White paper
             How to protect Exchange with DPM 2010 whitepaper
             How to protect SQL Server with DPM 2010 whitepaper
             How to protect SharePoint with DPM 2010 whitepaper
Data Sheet
             Overview of DPM 2010
             How to protect Microsoft Exchange with DPM 2010
             How to protect Microsoft SharePoint with DPM 2010
             How to protect SQL Server data with DPM 2010
             How to protect Windows Clients with DPM 2010

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Hi All,

I have this document in Word/PDF format also.Incase if some one need let me know.


Dear Editor,

Noted the comments and will change the content accordingly. Shall i keep the DPM concepts as it is and mentioned the link where it was taken from?

Apologize for this as this is the first time i am publishing an Article in EE.


Dear Experts,

Can i edit the same Article or do i need to create a new one. How do i delete this Article if i need to create a new one.


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