Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 is now available for download

This rollup includes updates for App Controller, Data Protection Manager (DPM), Operations Manager (OpsMgr), Orchestrator, Service Manager (SCSM) and Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). Download links, installation instructions and the list of issues fixed for each component are documented in the following KB: KB2706783 – Description of Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2706783) J.C…. Read more

New Top Solutions feeds for System Center products

We are very happy to announce that seven of the Product Solution Centers on http://support.microsoft.com are featuring new Top Solutions sections that pull dynamically from the Top Solutions RSS feeds. The Top Solutions are usually listed on the page for the Key Resources tab. The following solution centers have dynamic Top Solutions; the rest will… Read more

KB: Unable to protect SQL DB from System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published today. This one tells you how to fix and issue were you get error 3055 trying to create a protection group for a SQL database in DPM 2007 or DPM 2010: ===== Symptoms While trying to create a protection group for a SQL database in System Center… Read more

System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager console sub menu items may show up more than once

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published today on DPM 2012. This one talks about an issue where some console menu items may show up multiple times: ===== Symptoms In System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager (DPM), console sub menu options such as "Expand All" and "Collapse All" may show up more than once… Read more

System Center 2012 Operations Manager incorrectly reports that a restricted System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager action completed successfully

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published today. This one talks about an issue where a restricted user can attempt certain actions that they don’t have permission to yet get a (false) message indicating it was successful. ===== Symptoms When using System Center 2012 Operations Manager (OpsMgr) to manage System Center 2012 Data Protection… Read more

System Center Data Protection Manager storage pool Dynamic Disk goes offline after rebooting

Here’s another new KB article we published today. This one describes and issue where a dynamic disk goes offline after a reboot: ===== Symptoms Consider the following scenario:   You have a Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 computer running System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM). The storage pool for DPM is presented through the… Read more

Configuring SMTP Server information in System Center Data Protection Manager fails with error ID: 2013

Just a quick heads up on one more new KB article we published today: ===== Symptoms Configuring SMTP Server information in System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 (DPM) fails with the following error: ID: 2013 Details: Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password Cause This can occur… Read more

System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 agent installation fails with error 319

UPDATE – 11/7/2013: A new version of this KB article has been published, adding a new resolution that shows how to add the appropriate firewall rules so that you don’t have to disable the firewall completely, as well as how these rules can be scripted for automatic deployment. You can check out the latest version… Read more

Using System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 to perform a host level backup fails with error 0x8007173D

Here’s a new DPM 2010 KB article we published this morning.  If you see an issue where some recovery point jobs fail intermittently when performing a host level backup of guests located on a CSV in Windows 2008 Hyper-V Cluster then this one’s for you: ===== Symptoms When using System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)… Read more

System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 now supports protecting up to 3000 client computers

Hi, Marc Reynolds here.  I wanted give you a quick update on an improvement in DPM Client Protection after installing the hotfix rollup package from March 2011.  With this hotfix rollup, System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM) now supports protecting up to 3000 client computers. Previously,  you would receive a warning when attempting to… Read more