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SCDPM 2012 R2 in a LAB – Installation Guide (Install SCDPM)


As per a reader's request, here is an updated guide for installing SCDPM 2012 R2.

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

  • SQL Server

IMPORTANT: This guide assumes that you have already installed SQL Server, and the DPM Support Files, as per the following TechNet article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn581867.aspx.

Install SCDPM

Start by either extracting the DVD contents, or mounting the ISO (the TechNet ISO is currently labelled as mu_system_center_2012_r2_data_protection_manager_x86_and_x64_dvd_2945939.iso). Start by running the Setup.exe.

On the splash screen click the Data Protection manager link.

Install DPM12R2 - 01 - Splash screen.png

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

Install DPM12R2 - 02 - License Terms.png

Data Protection Manager will prepare to install.

Install DPM12R2 - 03 - Extracting.png

On the Welcome page, click Next.

Install DPM12R2 - 04 - Welcome.png

On the Prerequisites Check page, choose what type of database DPM will use; either a stand-alone SQL Server, or a Clustered SQL Server. Also provide the SQL Server name and instance.

Since I am doing this in my lab, I will choose the ‘Use stand-alone SQL Server’ option.

Make your choice and then click Check and Install.

Install DPM12R2 - 05 - Prereq Check.png

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.

Install DPM12R2 - 06 - Prereq Check Pass.png

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.

Install DPM12R2 - 07 - Product Registration.png

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

Install DPM12R2 - 08 - Installation Settings.png

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

Install DPM12R2 - 09 - MS Update.png

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.

Install DPM12R2 - 10 - CEIP.png

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

Install DPM12R2 - 11 - Summary.png

The installation will begin, and will take a while to complete.

Once the installation is complete, click Close.

Install DPM12R2 - 12 - Installation Complete.png

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


Now you can launch the Data Protection Manager console.

Install DPM12R2 - 13 - DPM Console.png

If you ever are unsure of the SQL Server that hosts the DPM database, or the SQL Reporting used, you can look at the "About DPM" dialog.

Install DPM12R2 - 14 - About DPM.png

And that's the installation of System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager. If you compare it with my installation guide on System Center 2012 SP1 Data Protection Manager, you will see that there are some differences.

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