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Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 SP1 by Steve Buchanan, Islam Gomaa, Flemming Riis, Robert Hedblom

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Using the new DPM central console

DPM 2012 comes with a centralized console for managing multiple DPM servers. Some large organizations have many DPM servers and managing 20 to 30 DPM servers by remoting into each DPM server is not a viable option. This central console is actually integrated into a console that a lot of System Center administrators are already used to working with. Central console is integrated into SCOM. The DPM central console works on SCOM 2007 R2 and SCOM 2012.

Enabling the central console is pretty straightforward. The steps are deploying SCOM, running the DPM install from your DPM disc, and installing the central console on the SCOM server.

Installing the DPM central console

Now let's go through this process step-by-step. Some ...

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