DPM 2007 System Requirements
Applies To: Data Protection Manager, System Center Data Protection Manager 2007
Before you install System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007, you need to ensure that the DPM server and the computers and applications it is going to protect meet network and security requirements. You must also ensure that they are running on supported operating systems and that they meet the minimum hardware requirements and software prerequisites.
DPM is designed to run on a dedicated, single-purpose server that cannot be either a domain controller or an application server. The DPM server must not serve as a management server for Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 or Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007; you can, however, monitor the DPM server and the computers that it protects in MOM or Operations Manager.