DPM Management Shell, based on Windows PowerShell, is an interactive command-line technology that supports task-based scripting.

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) provides its own set of Windows PowerShell commands that can be used in addition to DPM Administrator Console to perform data protection management tasks. A DPM administrator can use DPM cmdlets to perform many of the administrative tasks that can be performed in the console.

DPM Management Shell can be installed on computers other than the DPM server, enabling you to administer multiple DPM servers remotely. You can also install DPM Management Shell on desktop computers running Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.


To install DPM Management Shell

  1. Log on to the computer on which you want to install DPM Management Shell using a domain user account that is a member of the local administrators group.

  2. Insert the Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 product DVD in the DVD drive. If the DPM Setup Wizard does not start automatically, double-click Setup.exe in the root folder of the DVD.


    If you are installing DPM from a network share, navigate 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 DPM Management Shell.