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  • Question

  • Whenever the DPM agent is installed on a server, these 24 files are left on one of the server's volumes (evidently the one with the most free space). They seem to be from the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package that's installed along with the DPM agent. We've got dozens of servers with these files sitting on the root of one of their volumes:

    eula.1028.txt
    eula.1031.txt
    eula.1033.txt
    eula.1036.txt
    eula.1040.txt
    eula.1041.txt
    eula.1042.txt
    eula.2052.txt
    eula.3082.txt
    globdata.ini
    install.exe
    install.ini
    install.res.1028.dll
    install.res.1031.dll
    install.res.1033.dll
    install.res.1036.dll
    install.res.1040.dll
    install.res.1041.dll
    install.res.1042.dll
    install.res.2052.dll
    install.res.3082.dll
    vcredist.bmp
    VC_RED.cab
    VC_RED.MSI

    Is there any reason not to delete these files once the agent has been installed?

    Moreover, shouldn't the DPM agent installer delete these files automatically rather than leave them hanging around on every protected server? Perhaps this "cleanup" could be added in a future update to the DPM agent installer...

    -Taylorbox

    Thursday, August 5, 2010 12:49 PM

Answers

  • Hi Taylor,

     

    You can safely delete thosee files, the problem occurs because of of a  Microsoft Visual C++  installer bug, this is not a DPM installer problem.   The  Microsoft Visual C++ bug is fixed and should not see this when installing DPM 2010 agents.


    Regards, Mike J [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Friday, August 6, 2010 1:39 AM

All replies

  • Hi Taylor,

     

    You can safely delete thosee files, the problem occurs because of of a  Microsoft Visual C++  installer bug, this is not a DPM installer problem.   The  Microsoft Visual C++ bug is fixed and should not see this when installing DPM 2010 agents.


    Regards, Mike J [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Friday, August 6, 2010 1:39 AM
  • Thanks - It's good to know that we can safely delete those 24 files.

    However, as a test, I just deployed a new vanilla Windows Server 2008 R2 server and installed the DPM 2010 agent on it, and, sure enough, the 24 files were left in the root of the C: volume (the only volume on the server). Rebooting the server did not remove the files.

    The agent install added these two programs to Programs and Features:

    Microsoft System Center DPM Protection Agent
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.21022

    So, our experience is that the Microsoft Visual C++ installer bug has not been fixed when installing DPM 2010 agents...

    -Taylorbox

    Thursday, August 12, 2010 10:46 PM