With DPM2012 Beta recently becoming publicly available, I thought I would share my installation experiences. There are few components to DPM2012 that can be installed, but in this post I wil focus on installing just the DPM server.
After downloading the media, run "setup.exe" from the DPM2012_BETA_FullBuild folder.
When the spash screen opens, click Data Protection Manager under the Install heading. Usually I would suggest running the pre-requisite checker first, however this does not work in this Beta build.
As usual with MS products, the screen you'll be presented with is the Microsoft Software License Terms window. Accept the terms and conditions and click Next.
The pre-requisite installations will now occur, this includes Visual C++ 2008, .NET Framework and other files required for installation.
After the setup applications and files have been installed, the DPM Setup Wizard will launch. On the Welcome screen, click Next.
Select whether to use a dedicated instance of SQL, which the DPM installer will install, or an existing istance of SQL, and then click Check and Install. The DPM installer will then check whether all the prerequisites are met, and install and configure the prerequisites where necessary.
Where the prerequisistes are not met and further actions are required, this will be reported back in the wizard. In most cases SISFilter will probably not be installed; this will be installed by the DPM installer however a reboot will be required.
After rebooting, if necessary, and restarting the installer the installtion of DPM can continue. When reaching the prerequisites check screen again, click Check and Install to confirm that all the prerequisites are met. If they are, you will be presented with the screen below. Click Next.
Enter the relevant product information, and click Next.
Choose where to install the DPM program files and database files, and click Next.
Specifiy a password for the local accounts the DPM requires, and click Next.
Select whether or not to use Microsoft Update, and click Next.
Select whether or not to participate in the Customer Experience Improvement Program, and click Next. Note: I would recommend selecting this option as Microsoft will receive a lot of information about DPM and how it is used, which is used to further improve the product.
On the Summary screen, confirm everything is correct and then click Install.
DPM will now install. If you selected to use a dedicated instance of SQL, SQL Server 2008 R2 will also be installed.
When installation completes, you should receive nice green check marks against each item installed, and the Status field should advise that the installation was successful. If installation was successful, click Close.
Now there will be a icon on your desktop to launch Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2012. Double click the shortcut to launch DPM and view the nice new console :-)
And that's it... As with previous DPM versions, the install is very simple and straight forward!
Look out for more upcoming posts on installing other DPM components, the new console, and other new features and improvements.