You can install protection agents manually. To manually install a protection agent, use the command line options in the following procedure.

You can also install a protection agent independently using Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS). To create an SMS package for the DPM protection agent, you must provide the following to the SMS administrator:

To silently install the protection agent, run DpmAgentInstaller.exe /q <DPM server name>.

To install the protection agent manually

  1. On the computer on which you want to install the protection agent, we recommend that you map a network drive to the DPM server.

    For example, at the command prompt, type net use Z:\\DPM1\c$.

  2. On the protected computer, at the command prompt, perform the following steps:

    1. Change the directory to <drive letter>:\Program Files\Microsoft DPM\DPM\ProtectionAgents\RA\3.0.<build number>.0\i386

      If you have a 64-bit computer, replace i386 with AM64.

    2. Type DpmAgentInstaller.exe <DPM server name>.

      For example, type: DPMAgentInstaller.exe DPM1.Fully.qualified.domain.

      If you have a 64-bit computer, type: DPMAgentInstaller_x64.exe <DPM server name>.

      Note
      If you use the DPM server name in the command line, DPM installs the protection agent and configures the security permissions for the DPM server.

      You can perform a manual installation using the /q parameter after the DpmAgentInstaller.exe command.

      For example, type: DpmAgentInstaller.exe /q <DPM server name>.

  3. Note
    The following step is not required if you specified the DPM server in Step 2.

    If you run the DpmAgentInstaller.exe command from Step 2, to complete the protection agent configuration for the appropriate DPM server and firewall settings, at the command prompt type: DpmAgentInstaller.exe /q <DPM server name>.

    For example, type: SetDpmServer.exe –dpmServerName DPM01, where DPM01 is the actual DPM server name.