Microsoft Enterprise Platforms Support: Windows Server Core Team
The following is a comprehensive list of operating systems that are supported as protected machines and/or meet the requirements to run System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007.
Important: DPM supports 32-bit and x64-bit operating systems. DPM does not support ia64-bit operating systems.
Wndows 2008 versions require pre-installation of KB950082 Hotfix for Windows Server 2008 support in DPM 2007 this article is not yet public contact Microsoft to receive this hotfix http://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx?RDPATH=dm;en-us;select&target=assistance&c1=509
Overviews of Windows editions are available at the following sites.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/editions-overview.aspx Windows Server 2008
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/editions/default.mspx Windows Vista
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsserver/evaluate/features/compare.mspx Windows Server 2003
Thomas O'Malley Christopher Allen Support Escalation Engineers Microsoft Corporation
Hi folks, There are some great DPM troubleshooting articles on the Windows Server 2008 core blog ( http://blogs.technet.com/askcore
KB95082? shouldn't that be 6 digits?
MS Support (Dutch) informs me that the KB article number is supposed to be 6 digits and not 5.
Is KB950082 required on DPM servers or on protected systems?
Both this post and KB948680 say that DPM2007 can run on Server 2008, but much of the TechNet material hasn't been updated..
It doesn't say it above, but you can also get the hotfix for Server 2008 support from the support services hotfix web request system...
This avoids wasting your time on the phone.
We're already using it in production for protecting our Exchange Server 2007 SCC running on Windows Server 2008 Enterprise.
We have also requested the hotfix and now we can access the agent on the Windows Server 2008