Use the Security Settings page of the System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 Setup Wizard to assign a strong password to the restricted MICROSOFT$DPM$Acct and DPMR$<computer name> local user accounts. For security purposes, DPM runs the instance of Microsoft SQL Server and the SQL Server Agent service under the MICROSOFT$DPM$Acct account, which DPM Setup creates during the DPM installation. To more securely generate reports, DPM creates the DPMR$<computer name> account.
A strong password is typically defined as a password that is at
least six characters long, does not contain all or part of the
user’s account name, and contains at least three of the following
four categories of characters: uppercase characters, lowercase
characters, base 10 digits, and symbols (such as !, @,
|The password for these accounts does not expire.|
This page contains the elements described in the following table.
Type a strong password for the MICROSOFT$DPM$Acct and DPMR$<computer name> accounts. The password that you provide does not expire.
DPM sets the system administrator (SA) password for the instance of SQL Server to the same password that you specify for the MICROSOFT$DPM$Acct account.
Type the password again to confirm it.
After you enter and confirm the password, click Next.