Windows Server 2003 DPM 2012 R2 Protection

Howdy Protectors

We have great news… Finally we can AGAIN protect our Windows Server 2003 boxes even using DPM 2012 R2…

In order to do that we will need to:


  • Install the re-released Update Rollup 2 for DPM 2012 R2 as a starting point.
  • Besides this Windows 2003 requires Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 and Microsoft .NET 3.0 to be installed. The DPM 2012 R2 UR compatible DPM agent for Windows 2003 servers does not require Microsoft .NET 4.0 or VCRedist 2010 to be installed.
  • The agent version used to support Windows Server 2003 computers is that of DPM 2012 Service Pack 1 UR6 which is 4.1.3441.0 and not the DPM 2012 R2 UR2 version of the agent. This means upgrades from DPM 2012 SP1 with UR6 to DPM 2012 R2 with UR2 will be seamless.
  • You cannot perform a push install of the Windows Server 2003 compatible agent from the DPM console. You must perform a manual agent installation on the Windows Server 2003 computer using the DPMAgentInstaller_Win2K3_xxx.exe installer.
  • You cannot uninstall the DPM agent from the DPM console - you must use the Remove-ProductionServer.ps1 PowerShell command.
  • Secondary protection is supported for Windows Server 2003 supported workloads.
In order to see the all process in detail jump in the amazing step by step written by Michael Jacquet…

Thanks a million for your time reading my blog…

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