Before you install System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010, ensure that the computer you will use for your DPM server and all the computers and applications you want to protect meet or exceed the minimum hardware, software, and network requirements.
DPM is designed to run on a dedicated, single-purpose server. The DPM server cannot be installed on any of the following:
- A Windows Application Server.
- A System Center Operations Manager management
- A computer on which Exchange Server is
- A computer that is part of a cluster.