DPM 2010 Administrator Console

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

This content provides an overview of the System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 Administrator Console, including a console tour that describes the DPM Administrator Console layout, and explains where you can find the controls for performing general tasks. This content also includes a description of the five task areas of DPM Administrator Console and their associated actions, and how you can use them to administer DPM.


You must be a member of the local Administrators group to access DPM Administrator Console.

DPM Administrator Console is the central management tool for DPM, with a consolidated interface that gives you immediate access to the Monitoring, Protection, Recovery, Reporting, and Management task areas.

To administer multiple instances of DPM server simultaneously by using Windows PowerShell cmdlets, you can install DPM Management Shell on servers other than the DPM server, and you can also install DPM Management Shell on desktop computers.

For a complete list of the operating systems that are supported for DPM Management Shell, see DPM Supported Operating Systems.

In This Section

DPM Administrator Console Tour

How to Use DPM Administrator Console to Administer DPM

Working with Task Areas