Use the Select Group Members page of the Create New Protection Group Wizard to select the data sources you want to protect. For guidelines for creating protection groups, in the DPM 2007 Planning Guide, see Planning Protection Groups (

The computers that contain the members that DPM will protect must meet the protected computer requirements. For information about the protected computer software requirements, in the DPM 2007 Deployment Guide, see Protected Computer Requirements (

This page contains the elements described in the following table.


Name Description

Available members

Expand the computer nodes to display the available data sources on each computer. Place a check mark in the box next to each data source that you want to include in the protection group. As you select data sources, your selections appear in the Selected members box.


Click to remove selected data sources from the Selected members box.


Click to view a list of excluded folders.

Exclude Files

Click to exclude file types.

DPM does not support protection of some types of files and displays a warning of unsupported data in these cases. For more information about how to list the file types that DPM does not support, see the "How to display warnings for unsupported data" procedure in How to Check Data Protection Job Status.
DPM does not protect reparse points found in file systems or in application paths. If you have selected volumes, folders or applications in this protection group, DPM will protect all data except the reparse points. For more information about data types that are not protected, in the DPM Planning Guide, see "Unprotected Data Types" in Planning Protection Groups (

After selecting the members for the protection group, click Next.

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