DPM 2010 System Requirements
Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
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Before you install System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010, ensure that the computer you will use for your DPM server and all the computers and applications you want to protect meet or exceed the minimum hardware, software, and network requirements.
DPM is designed to run on a dedicated, single-purpose server. The DPM server should not be installed on any of the following:
A computer on which the Application Server role is installed
A computer that is a System Center Operations Manager management server
A computer on which Exchange Server is running
A computer that is a node of a cluster
You must have administrative privileges to install DPM.