You use the Create New Protection Group Wizard to help guide you through the process of creating a protection group. To start the Create New Protection Group Wizard, you must open DPM Administrator Console.

To use DPM Administrator Console, you must be logged on to a DPM server with an account that has administrative privileges on that server.

Note
DPM supports multiple-user access to DPM Administrator Console using Remote Terminal server sessions.

To open DPM Administrator Console locally

  • On the Start menu, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, and then click Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010.

    - OR -

  • Double-click the Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 icon on the desktop.

To start the Create New Protection Group Wizard

  1. In DPM Administrator Console, click Protection on the navigation bar.

  2. In the Actions pane, click Create protection group.

    The Create New Protection Group Wizard appears.

  3. Review the Welcome page, and then click Next.

Note
If you do not want the wizard to display the Welcome page when you create protection groups in the future, select Do not show this Welcome page again.