Install Prerequisite Software

Applies To: Data Protection Manager, System Center Data Protection Manager 2007

Before installing the required Windows components and Microsoft SQL Server 2005, you must install Windows PowerShell 1.0 from

Before you install protection agents on the computers you are going to protect, you must apply hotfix 940349. For more details, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 940349, "Availability of a Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) update rollup package for Windows Server 2003 to resolve some VSS snapshot issues" (


After installing Knowledge Base article 940349 and then restarting the protected server, we recommend that you refresh the protection agents in DPM Administration Console. To refresh the agents, in the Management task area, click the Agents tab, select the computer, and then in the Actions pane, click Refresh information. If you do not refresh the protection agents, Error ID: 31008 may appear because DPM only refreshes the protection agents every 30 minutes.

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Hardware Requirements
Network Requirements
Security Requirements

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Software Prerequisites