Perform the following steps to upgrade to DPM 2010 using a local instance of SQL Server 2008.

To upgrade to DPM 2010 using a local instance of SQL Server 2008

  1. Log on to the DPM server using a domain user account that is a member of the local administrators group.

  2. If you are installing DPM from a network share, browse to the installation share, and then double-click Setup.exe in the root folder of the share.

  3. On the Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 screen, click Install Data Protection Manager.

  4. On the Microsoft Software License Terms page, review the license agreement. If you accept the terms, click I accept the license terms and conditions, and then click OK.

    After you click OK, DPM installs the Visual C++ Redistributable 2008 package and Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 if they have not already been installed.
  5. On the Welcome page, click Next.

    DPM begins a prerequisites check for all required hardware and software.

  6. On the Prerequisites Check page, wait while DPM Setup checks the system to verify that it meets the software and hardware requirements.

    If all required components are present, DPM Setup displays a confirmation. Click Next to continue.

    If one or more required or recommended components are missing or noncompliant, Setup displays a warning or error message.

    On the Prerequisites Installation page, DPM setup installs any prerequisite software required for setup. The DPM Setup Wizard will indicate if a restart is required to complete the installation. If a restart is required, restart the DPM server and start DPM Setup again.
  7. On the Product Registration page, click Next.

  8. On the Installation Settings page, in the DPM Program Files section, the installation location will default to the installation location of DPM 2007. This location cannot be changed.

  9. On the Installation Settings page, in the SQL Server settings section, if DPM 2007 is installed with a local instance of SQL Server, this setting cannot be changed. DPM 2010 will install a new instance of SQL Server 2008 on the DPM server.

  10. On the Security Settings page, specify and confirm a strong password for the restricted MICROSOFT$DPM$Acct and DPMR$<computer name> local user accounts, and then click Next.

    For security purposes, DPM runs SQL Server and the SQL Server Agent service under the MICROSOFT$DPM$Acct account, which DPM Setup creates during the DPM installation. To securely generate reports, DPM creates the DPMR$<computer name> account.

  11. On the Microsoft Update Opt-In page, specify if you want to sign up for the Microsoft Update service, and then click Upgrade.

  12. Click Close, and then restart the computer to incorporate all of the DPM Setup changes.

  13. Restart the DPM Server.

After you restart the DPM server, note the following: