A System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 installation includes two primary tasks: installing the DPM prerequisite software and installing the DPM application. The DPM Setup Wizard guides you through the process of specifying the DPM installation settings, and automatically installs or provides links to install the prerequisite software as part of an integrated DPM installation process.

Important
DPM 2010 is not supported on the Turkish language version of Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

If the automatic installation of one or more of the DPM prerequisite software products fails, you can install the prerequisite software manually. For more information, see Manually Installing Prerequisite Software.

DPM requires a SQL Server 2008 SP1 instance for the DPM database. During setup, you can choose to have DPM Setup install a dedicated SQL Server 2008 instance on the DPM server, or you can specify a supported remote SQL Server 2008 instance. For detailed instructions for installing SQL Server 2008 on a remote computer, see Installing a Remote Instance of SQL Server 2008. For a list of supported versions of SQL Server 2008, see DPM Server Software Prerequisites.

You can install DPM and its prerequisite software either from the DPM product DVD or from a network share to which you have copied the contents of the DPM product DVD. If you want to install from a network share, the share must duplicate the exact directory structure of the DPM product DVD. Install DPM from a shared folder only if the share is hosted on a trusted site.

Before installing DPM, note the following:

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