System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 requires a SQL Server 2008 SP1 instance for the DPM database. During setup, you can choose to have DPM Setup install a new, dedicated SQL Server 2008 instance on the DPM server, or you can specify an existing remote SQL Server 2008 instance.

The articles in this section provide step-by-step instructions for installing and configuring a remote instance of SQL Server 2008 SP1, and for installing and configuring DPM to use that instance.

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