You can install a protection agent using a server image without specifying the DPM server using DPMAgentInstaller.exe. Once the image is applied to the computer and brought online, you run the SetDpmServer.exe <DPM server name> tool to complete the configurations and the firewall openings.

To install a protection agent using a server image

  1. On the computer on which you want to install the protection agent, from the Windows command prompt, type DpmAgentInstaller.exe.

  2. Apply the server image to a physical computer, and then bring it online.

  3. Join the computer to a domain, and then log on as a domain user with the appropriate administrator credentials.

  4. From the Windows command prompt, in the <drive letter>:\Program Files\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\bin directory, type SetDpmServer.exe <dpm server name> to complete the configurations and firewall openings.

    Specify the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for the DPM server. For the current domain or for unique names across domains, specify only the computer name.

    You must run SetDpmServer.exe from <drive letter>:\Program Files\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\bin. If you run the executable from any other location, the operation will fail.
  5. On the DPM server, from the DPM Management Shell prompt, type Attach-ProductionServer.ps1 <DPM server name> <production server name> <user name> <password> <domain>.

    The password parameter is not required and we recommend that you do not provide it. DPM will prompt you for a password, which will not appear on the screen. However, you can provide the password if you want to use the script to install a protection agent on a large number of computers.

    If you are attaching the production computer on a different domain, you must specify the fully qualified domain name of the production computer.