Thursday, April 26, 2012

Protecting a non-domain server with DPM

To protect a server outside the DPM's domain:

  • First install the agent manually on the server, copy the installer from C:\Program Files\Microsoft DPM\DPM\agents\RA
  • Add a host entry on both the DPM and the server to be protected to allow name resolution of each other
  • On the server to be protected, navigate to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\DPM\bin and run this command
    • SetDpmServer.exe -dpmServerName backup -isNonDomainServer -userName svcdpm

  • From the DPM console go to the management tab, click the Install action and choose to "Attach agents" to a "Computer in a workgroup or untrusted domain"
  • Specify the name of the server and the username you created with the SetDpmServer command
  • The server now should appear in the Agents list

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