The Data Protection Manager (DPM) Help documentation uses a number of conventions to convey information consistently, clearly, and as briefly as possible. Some conventions are used to provide shortened product names, thereby reducing the number of words needed to mention a specific product. Other conventions are used to provide guidance as to the type of text you are viewing.

Document Naming Conventions

DPM Help contains a number of references to product documentation that is either integrated with the DPM product or available on the Web. The following table lists both the full names and the abbreviated versions of the names of each document referenced in DPM Help.

This document… Is referred to in DPM Help as…

Microsoft® System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Planning Guide

DPM Planning Guide

Microsoft® System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Deployment Guide

DPM Deployment Guide

Microsoft® System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Operations Guide

DPM Operations Guide

Microsoft® System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Upgrade Guide

DPM Upgrade Guide

Microsoft® System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Troubleshooting Guide

DPM Troubleshooting Guide

Microsoft® System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Getting Started Guide

DPM Getting Started Guide

Microsoft® System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Tutorial

DPM Tutorial

Microsoft® System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 System Requirements

DPM System Requirements

Microsoft® System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Management Pack Guide

DPM Management Pack Guide

Text Conventions

The conventions listed in the following table are used in DPM Help to distinguish elements of the text.

Convention Use

Bold

Represents user interface elements such as actions in the Actions pane, commands on menus and buttons, dialog box titles and options, and icon and menu names. Commands, command options, and syntax that must be typed exactly as shown are also bold.

Italic

In syntax statements or descriptive text, indicates variable names or placeholders for which you or DPM may supply a specific value. Italic is also used to introduce new terms, for book titles, and for emphasis.

Title case

Indicates dialog box names, column names, user names, computer names, directory names, and folder and file names, except when specifically referring to case-sensitive names.

Reader Alert Conventions

Reader alerts are used throughout DPM Help to notify you of both supplementary and essential information. The following table explains the meaning of each alert.

Reader Alert Meaning

  Note

Alerts you to supplementary information that is useful to the completion of a task.

  Important

Alerts you to supplementary information that is essential to the completion of a task.

  Caution

Alerts you to possible data loss, security issues, or other more serious problems.

  Warning

Warns you that failure to take or avoid a specific action might result in a malfunction of the hardware or software.

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