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How to install Data Protect Manager 2007 and backup Exchange 2007 on Windows 2008.

Since the inception of Windows 2008 Server and Exchange 2007, 2008 Server is no longer able to perform Exchange aware backups using NTbackup or now known as Windows Server Backup.  In my opinion, the disconnect between the Microsoft’s Exchange and Windows Dev teams, is now even more obvious.  I suspect they have been getting hammered by the Exchange community who upgraded their systems and were unaware of this major flaw.  (Hey MS, don’t you guys have internal news groups???  🙂 )  Anyways, the fix is to either go buy some type of 3rd party app, be it software or SAN initiated, or use Microsoft’s Data Protection Manager 2007.  Either is likely not cheap, especially if you have a large Exchange environment.

This is what I have installed from my Virtual Server environment.

  1. 1 – Windows 2008 DC\GC
  2. 2 – Windows 2008 Clustered Machines running Exchange 2007 in a CCR Cluster Configuration
  3. 1 – DPM Server running SQL 2005 and DPM 2007
  • Fully Patch all of your Windows 2008 servers, including the latest Exchange 2007 roll up.  I am running Roll up 6.
  • For simplicity sake, disable the Windows Firewalls on each server.  (Hey, its a test lab in a NAT’d environment 🙂 )
  • All Servers and Software are ran in 64 Bit

Note: Before this part is completed, the assumption here is you already have Active Directory and your CCR cluster configured.  I will have another blog shortly describing these steps.

On the DPM Windows 2008 Server:

  1. Add the Windows Powershell feature
  2. Install IIS role

      In the Add features required for Web Server (IIS)? message box, click Add Required Features.

Ensure that you select the following Role service:

  1. HTTP Redirection
  2. Application Development
  3. ASP.net
    • .NET Extensibility
    • ISAPI Extensions
    • ISAPI Filter
    • Server Side Includes
  4. IIS 6 Management Compatibility
      • IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility
      • IIS 6 WMI Compatibility
      • IIS 6 Scripting Tools
      • IIS 6 Management Console
  5. Security (Installed)
    • Windows Authentication (Installed)
  6. Install the Single Instance Store Optional Component (type “ocsetup.exe SIS-Limited” in the command prompt)
  7. Reboot the DPM Server
  8. Install the Data Protection Manager 2007.  I placed the DPM database on the C: drive and added iSCSI drives later with Solar Winds.
  9. Install SQL 2005 SP3
  10. Reboot the DPM Server
  11. Install the DPM 2007 Feature Pack
  12. Install the DPM Hot fix Rollup 2 Fix
  13. Reboot the DPM Server
  14. Copy the ESE.DLL and ESEUTIL.EXE files from one of your Exchange 2007 Cluster nodes to C:\Program Files\Microsoft DPM\DPM\bin on the DPM Server
  15. Start the IIS Manager and navigate to Report$MS$DPM2007$, Open Handler Mappings and click Edit Feature Permissions, Make sure the “Script” option is checked.

You should now be able to go into the DPM Management Console and add Disks and Protected Groups.

Happy Hunting…


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