The Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) installation involves installing the DPM application and the DPM prerequisite software. The DPM Setup Wizard guides you through the process of specifying DPM configuration settings and automatically installs or provides links to install the prerequisite software as part of the integrated DPM installation process. If you have questions at any point in the process, click Help.

The DPM Setup Wizard is designed to install DPM prerequisite software from the DPM product DVD. If you want to use retail copies of one or more of the prerequisite products for your DPM installation, install the products manually before you start the DPM Setup Wizard. For information about installation settings for prerequisite software, see Manually Installing Prerequisite Software in DPM System Requirements (