SCDPM 2012 SP1 in a LAB – Installation Guide (Install SCDPM)

We are now ready to install DPM.

Install Prerequisites

To start, before we will actually be able to install SCDPM, we have to install a few prerequisites.

  • .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

Install SCDPM

Start by either extracting the DVD contents, or mounting the ISO (the TechNet ISO is currently labelled as mu_system_center_2012_data_protection_manager_with_sp1_x64_dvd_1359086.iso). Start by running the Setup.exe.

On the splash screen click the Data Protection manager link.

Read and agree to the License Terms, and then click OK.

Data Protection Manager will prepare to install.

On the Welcome page, click Next.

On the Prerequisites Check page, choose what type of database DPM will use; either a dedicated instance, or an existing instance. Basically, will it use a local SQL install or a remote install. Since we are doing this in a lab, I will choose the ‘Use the dedicated instance of SQL Server’ option, to install a local instance on the DPM server.

Make your choice and then click Check and Install.

The Prerequisites Check will check the system for any issues preventing installation. If there are issue, you will need to resolve them prior to being able to continue with the installation. Once you are able to continue, click Next.

On the Product Registration page, enter a User Name, Company, and a Product Key, then click Next. Unfortunately, I am not aware of any way to install an evaluation version of the application, although all other System Center products provide this option.

On the Installation Settings page, you can specify the location to install DPM, along with the Database files. Make any changes required and then click Next.

On the Security Settings page, provide a password for the DPM SQL service account, then click Next.

On the Microsoft Update Opt-In page, choose if you want to include the product in Microsoft Updates, then click Next.

On the Customer Experience Improvement Program page, you can choose if you want to join the CEIP program or not. Make your choice and then click Next.

On the Summary of Settings page, review the selections/choices made, and then click Install.

The installation will begin, and will take a while since DPM will also install SQL Server for you automatically.

Once the installation is complete, click Close.

Once the Data Protection Manager Setup wizard is closed, it will automatically launch Windows Update and check for updates.

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