How to install the DPM agent on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Core computer

Hello, Mike Jacquet here, and today I would like to discuss some additional configuration steps that need to be performed on Windows Server 2008 R2 Core servers during installation of the Data Protection Manager (DPM) agent. When pushing the DPM agent from the DPM console to a Windows Server 2008 R2 Core server it may… Read more

Dynamic Disk Hotfix

A potential problem with Volume Manager on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista systems may lead to data loss.  This hot fix does not apply to Windows Server 2008 R2. Microsoft recommends that you apply this hotfix on any Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista platforms that are currently in use or are using dynamic disks.  This hot fix is… Read more

New Whitepaper – How to do Bare Metal Recovery of WS 08 with DPM 2007

Those of you running DPM 2007 SP1 today know that we offer a “Bare Metal Recovery” (BMR) capability through the DPM System Recovery Tool (SRT) for Windows Server 2003 machines. However, the SRT model of BMR doesn’t work well with Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, so we chose to not significantly re-write SRT for… Read more

DPM 2010 Beta is available now

The Data Protection Manager (DPM) team at Microsoft is happy to announce the arrival of Data Protection Manager 2010 Beta.  I am Anand Kamat, Group Product Manager for the DPM development team, and since shipping DPM 2007 SP1 in Jan 2009, we have been on an amazing journey to get this feature packed release out… Read more

Service Pack 1 for DPM 2007 is now available

The DPM team is very excited to announce the release of Service Pack 1 for DPM 2007.     What is new in Service Pack 1                          DPM 2007 SP1 x86 DPM 2007 SP1 x64     SP1 videos on TechNet Edge     Upcoming Webcast on SP1 on January 8,… Read more

DPM 2007 Rollup Update — NOW AVAILABLE

We are very excited to announce that the ‘Rollup Update’ for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 is now available. There are new workloads to be protected, as well as new features in this update, including: Windows Server 2008 support Run DPM2007 Server on a Windows Server 2008 platform Protect Windows Server 2008 – including… Read more

Are you a Data Protection Hero ?

Have you saved someone else’s data ? Have you saved your company money or time with DPM? If so, Microsoft wants to hear your story.   As part of the upcoming launch event for Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 – Microsoft launched a new website – Heroes Happen At the HeroesHappenHere website, you… Read more