Well the beta is live now. So let’s start installing it. In this particular case I’m installing it on a Hyper-V machine in my test environment. The SQL is on the same machine as this is just a lab environment.
Always make sure to run the Setup.exe as administrator. When opened we get the familiar install screen of all the System Center products.
Click the “Data Protection Manager”.
Accept the license terms and conditions and click OK.
After this the DPM installer will install all the necessary prerequisites to get the install going. These are not yet the prerequisites for the DPM itself.
When these are finished the familiar DPM install screen appears. Nothing changed here so far. Click next to continue with the Prerequisites check.
DPM will install the basic components.
After reboot run through the process again and choose Next when all the prerequisites are installed.
Fill in unser name and Company and click next.
Use Microsoft Update choice. It’s up to you to use the Microsoft update or not. I prefer to put this on Microsoft Update to receive the updates when they appear.
CEIP data. Again a personal choice to participate or not.
The SQL Server install will take some time. In my case 14 minutes. Note that this can vary in your environment but don’t worry it’ll get there eventually. If you have a remote instance this step is not necessary.
Everything went fine.
So let’s open the console for the first time to check it out!
Time to start playing and see the new features in action.
I’ll be installing the SCOM extensions as well shortly to check out the new remote manage capabilities.