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Installing System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) 2007 on Windows Server 2008 Step-by-Step Guide

This article outlines the step-by-step procedure to install System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) on Windows Server 2008. As with many products, there are a couple of tricks to ensure a successful installation and SCDPM requires a few Windows Server 2008 features to be enabled before it all goes smoothly.


 

 

Introduction

System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 is a member of the Microsoft System Center family of management products, which are designed to help IT Professionals manage their Windows Server infrastructure. SCDPM 2007 sets a new standard for Windows backup and recovery—delivering continuous data protection for Microsoft application and file servers to a seamlessly integrated secondary disk and tape solution on the SCDPM server.  DPM enables rapid and reliable recovery through advanced technology for enterprises of all sizes.

This article will demonstrate how to install System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) 2007 on a Windows Server 2008.

How to Install SCDPM - SCDPM Installation Prerequisites

Although Microsoft has a prescribed way to install SCDPM (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb808735.aspx) I’ve found that it doesn’t always go according to plan; leaving me with an installation which doesn’t work as designed or a completely failed installation.

Installing Required Windows Server 2008 Features

Follow these steps to install all the required Windows Server 2008 features:

  1. Click Start > Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.
  2. Expand the Server Manager to the Features node, and then select Features
  3. In the Features pane, click Add Features
  4. Select Windows PowerShell and click Next
  5. On the Confirm Installation Selection dialog, click Install
  6. Click Start > Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager
  7. Expand the Server Manager to the Roles node, and then select Roles
  8. In the Roles pane, click Add Roles 
  9. On the Before You Begin dialog, click Next
  10. On the Select Server Roles page, select Web Server (IIS). 
  11. On the Add features required for Web Server (IIS)? Message box, click Add Required Features. On the Select Server Roles dialog, click Next
  12. On the Web Server (IIS) dialog, click Next
  13. On the Select Role Services dialog, ensure that the following are selected:
    1. HTTP Redirection 
    2. Application Development 
      • ASP.net 
      • .NET Extensibility 
      • ISAPI Extensions 
      • ISAPI Filters 
      • Server Side Includes 
    3. Security (Installed) 
      • Windows Authentication (Installed) 
    4. IIS 6 Management Compatibility 
      • IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility 
      • IIS 6 WMI Compatibility 
      • IIS 6 Scripting Tools 
      • IIS 6 Management Console 
  14. On the Select Role Services dialog, click Next
  15. On the Confirm Installation Selections dialog, click Install
  16. On the Installation Results dialog, click Close.

Install Single Instance Store (SIS)

Before installing DPM on any of the servers, it is very important to ensure that the Single Instance Store (SIS) is installed. SIS is a core requirement for SCDPM. The following procedure outlines the steps required to install SIS:

  1. Click Start, click Run… 
  2. In the Run dialog box. Type CMD.exe and press Enter
  3. At the command prompt type the following and then press Enter.

    start /wait ocsetup.exe SIS-Limited /quiet /norestart 
  4. Restart the computer. 
  5. To confirm that the installation was completed, check for the existence of the following registry key: 

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SIS 

How to Install SCDPM - Step by Step

The following steps show how to install SCDPM 2007 on the server:

  1. Logon using a Domain Administrator account. 
  2. Insert the DPM 2007 DVD in the CD drive, or if a virtual machine, attach the DPM ISO to the virtual machine. 
  3. The installer should start automatically, if it does not, browse to the root of the DPM DVD and execute Setup.exe
  4. On the installation dialog, click Install Data Protection Manager
  5. On the Microsoft Software License Terms dialog, tick I accept the license terms and conditions and click OK
  6. On the Welcome dialog, click Next
  7. On the Prerequisites Check dialog, click Next
  8. On the Product Registration dialog, enter DPM User in the User name field, and Company in the Company field. Click Next
  9. On the Installation Settings dialog, accept the defaults and click Next
  10. On the Security Settings dialog, enter a strong password and click Next. DPM Setup creates two restricted local user accounts, MICROSOFT$DPM$Acct which runs the SQL Server service and the SQL Server Agent service, and DPMR$DPM-01 which securely generates reports. 
  11. On the Microsoft Update Opt-In dialog, select Use Microsoft Update when I check for updates (recommended) and click Next
  12. On the Customer Experience Improvement Program dialog, select No, remind me later and click Next
  13. On the Summary of Settings dialog, review the summary and click Install
  14. On the Installation dialog, click Close
  15. Restart the computer.

SCDPM is now installed on the server.

Install Latest Service Pack 1 (SP1) for SCDPM

Service Pack 1 (SP1) includes a number of fixes which among other, are required for advanced Hyper-V support. Follow these instructions in order to install the service pack:

  1. Install DPM SP1 pack by downloading the package from: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8AE5EDAC-4DE8-44E0-A6F9-8AFBB3E23585&displaylang=en  

    SP1 consists of three files:
    • DataProtectionManager2007-KB959605.exe 
    • DPMManagementShell2007-KB959605.msp 
    • SqlPrep-KB959605.msp 
  2. Install the SP1 rollup package on the server that is running Data Protection Manager 2007. To do this, run the DataProtectionManager2007-KB959605.exe file on the server. Note: You do not have to restart the server after you install the hotfix rollup package. 
  3. Update the remote SQL Server installation that is hosting the DPMDB database. To do this, run the SqlPrep-KB959605.msp file on the computer that is running SQL Server. 
  4. Update the protection agents on the DPM Administrator Console. There are two methods to update the protection agents on the protected computers:
    • Method 1: Update the protection agents from the DPM Administrator Console 
      • Open the DPM Administrator Console. 
      • Click the Management tab, and then click the Agents tab. 
      • Select a computer from the Protected Computer list, and then click Update on the Action pane. 
      • Click Yes in the dialog box, and then click Update Agents. 
      • As soon as you receive the Enter Credentials and Reboot option dialog box, enter you credentials, select the Manually restart the selected servers later option, and then click OK. 

        Note:  You do not have to restart the computer to update the agent. This is why the Manually restart the selected servers later option was selected.
    • Method 2: Update the protection agents on the protected computers 
      • Obtain the update protection agent package from the "Data Protection Manager installation location\DPM\Agents\RA\2.0.8107.0" directory on the Data Protection Manager 2007 server. 
        • x86 update
          i386\ Language ID \DPMProtectionAgent2007_KB959605.msp 
        • x64 update
          amd64\ Language ID \DPMProtectionAgent2007_ KB959605.msp 
        • Run the appropriate DPMProtectionAgent2007_ KB959605.msp package on each protected computer. 
        • Open the DPM Administrator Console on the Data Protection Manager 2007 server. 
        • Click the Management tab, and then click the Agents tab. 
        • Select the protected computers, and then verify that the agent version is listed as 2.0.8107.0. 
        • Update the DPM Management Shell. To do this, run the DPMManagementShell2007-KB959605.msp file on all computers on which the DPM Management Shell is installed.

Conclusion

This article has demonstrated a field tested procedure for installing System Center Data Protection Manger 2007 on Windows Server 2008 and highlighted a number of steps which are sure to save you a lot of problems during the installation. With this knowledge, you are well informed on how to install SCDPM in your enterprise.

References

Installing DPM
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8AE5EDAC-4DE8-44E0-A6F9-8AFBB3E23585&displaylang=en

System Center Data Protection Manger 2007 – Overview
http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/dataprotectionmanager/en/us/overview.aspx

 

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