This article provides step-by-step instructions for uninstalling System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010. When you uninstall DPM, you can choose whether to remove or retain your data protection configuration, which contains your recovery points, replicas, and protection schedule. If you plan to reinstall DPM and resume the protection schedule or access current recovery points, you must choose to retain your data protection configuration when you uninstall DPM.

Important
If you do not plan to reinstall DPM immediately, before you uninstall DPM, you should disable end-user recovery on the DPM server and run synchronization jobs for each data source in your protection. Following these steps helps to ensure that end users for whom you have denied access to files on protected computers cannot access the replicas of those files on the DPM server.

Uninstall DPM

When you uninstall DPM, Setup uninstalls only the DPM application. Setup does not remove the prerequisite software, protection agents, user settings, or DMP reports deployed by using SQL Server Reporting Services. If you are not reinstalling DPM, the reports will be removed when you uninstall SQL Server.

Caution
If you plan to reinstall DPM, only uninstall the DPM application. Do not uninstall protection agents, prerequisites, or SQL Server. If you uninstall SQL Server, you will lose your DMP reports.

To permanently uninstall DPM, the prerequisite software, DPM reports, and protection agents, complete all steps in the following order:

Step 1: Uninstalling the DPM application

If you want to permanently uninstall DPM, use the DPM Administrator Console to uninstall protection agents deployed on protected servers before you uninstall DPM. Alternatively, you can use Add or Remove Programs to uninstall protection agents from the protected computers locally after you uninstall DPM.

To uninstall the DPM application

  1. In Control Panel, click Programs, and then click Programs and Features.

  2. In the Uninstall or change a program list, right-click Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 and then click Uninstall/Change.

    The DPM Setup Wizard opens.

  3. On the Uninstallation Options page, click either Retain disk-based recovery points or Remove data, and then click Next.

  4. On the Summary of Options page, click Uninstall.

  5. When DPM has been uninstalled, click Close.

Step 2: Uninstalling DPM prerequisites

Following are the prerequisites that you might want to uninstall, unless you are using them with other programs.

Caution
Uninstalling SQL Server 2008 also uninstalls SQL Server Reporting Services. If you plan to reinstall DPM and have DMP reports, do not uninstall SQL Server 2008.
  • SQL Server 2008

    To uninstall SQL Server 2008

    1. In Control Panel, click Programs, and then click Programs and Features.

    2. In the Uninstall or change a program list, right-click Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (64-bit), click Uninstall/Change, and then click Remove.

    3. Follow the steps in the wizard to remove SQL Server 2008.

  • PowerShell 2.0

    To uninstall PowerShell 2.0

    1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

    2. In Server Manager expand Features, and then select click Remove Features.

    3. On the Select Feature page of the Remove Features Wizard, the Features pane, click Remove Features.

    4. Clear the Windows PowerShell checkbox and complete the uninstall.

  • Single Instance Storage (SIS)

    To uninstall Windows Single Instance Store (SIS)

    1. In an elevated command prompt window, type start /w ocsetup.exe SIS-Limited /uninstall /quiet /norestart, and then press ENTER.

    2. After SIS is uninstalled, you must restart the computer.

Step 3: Uninstalling the user settings

To remove DPM user settings, after you have uninstalled DPM, navigate to the following folder, and then delete it.

<system drive>\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Microsoft System Data Protection Manager 2010

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