System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 requires SQL Server 2008 (SP1), Standard or Enterprise Edition, for the DPM database.

System requirements for a remote SQL Server instance are the same as those that SQL Server recommends. For more information about SQL Server requirements, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2008 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=150629).

Before you install DPM, you must install a new, dedicated instance of SQL Server 2008. For step-by-step instructions for installing a remote instance of SQL Server for use with DPM, see Installing DPM Using a Remote Instance of SQL Server 2008.

Note that if you are installing SQL Server on Windows Server 2008 R2, a compatibility warning will appear. Select Run program, and then proceed with the SQL Server 2008 installation. For more information, see Installing DPM Using a Remote Instance of SQL Server 2008.

When you use a remote instance of SQL Server for DPM, note the following:

When installing a new remote instance of SQL Server for use with DPM, we recommend that you use the following SQL Server settings:

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