This content provides an overview of the DPM Administrator Console including a console tour that describes the DPM Administrator layout and explains where the controls for general tasks are located. The content also includes a description of the five task areas of DPM Administrator Console and their associated actions, and how to administer DPM.

If you are a member of a group other than the Administrators group, such as Backup Operator, you will not have access to DPM Administrator Console.

DPM Administrator Console is the central management tool for DPM, with a consolidated interface that gives you immediate access to the Monitoring, Protection, Recovery, Reporting, and Management task areas.

To administer multiple instances of DPM Administrator Console simultaneously, you can install DPM Management Shell on computers other than the DPM server. You can also install DPM Management Shell on desktop computers running Windows XP or Windows Vista

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