Attempts to schedule a mailed report in DPM 2012 fail with “Reporting Services Server cannot connect to the DPM database”

~ Mike Jacquet Hello, Mike Jacquet here, and today I’d like to discuss a problem you may encounter after installing System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager from scratch or after performing an upgrade from DPM 2012 SP1. When you attempt to schedule a report to be mailed, you receive the following popup error. Reporting… Read more

KB: The DPM service crashes with Event ID 917 after you change a protection group

After you change a protection group in Microsoft System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager (DPM 2012), the DPM service crashes with Event ID 917 and the console shuts down. This affects only protection groups that are configured for long-term protection (for example, groups that are configured for tape backup), especially if those groups contain data… Read more

KB: Upgrade to DPM 2012 fails if you use a manually installed instance of SQL Server 2008 R2

You may discover that you cannot select the "Use the dedicated instance of SQL Server" option when you upgrade to Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 (DPM 2012) because the option is unavailable. When you point the installer to an existing local installation of DPM, you receive the following error message: You cannot choose… Read more