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SCCM 2012 protection? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello, I found technet documentation that states I can protect my SCCM 2012 primary site with DPM 2012.

    "Create New Protection Group Wizard, you select the SMS Writer service from the data source list, and then select the site database as an appropriate member."

    The problem is I don't see the SMS Writer service in the data source list. Just the usual volumes, SQL instance, etc. Should DPM be detecting that the server is running SCCM services much like it would for Exchange or SharePoint? Or should I simply backup my site database like any other SQL database?

    Monday, December 16, 2013 8:25 PM

Answers

  • Hi

    I have posted the utility that will enable SCCM protection so DPM can protect it.

    1) Download the ENABLE-SCCM-PROTECTION.zip
    2) Extract it on the DPM Server in a folder like c:\temp
    3) Open an administratve command prompt and CD to the c:\temp folder
    4) Execute the ENABLEPROTECTION.EXE - accept the ULA - and after it runs you should get a COMMAND COMPLETE popup message.
    5) In DPM create a new protection group, expand out the server hosting SCCM and you should see the SMS Writer option to protect.


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    Wednesday, January 22, 2014 8:48 PM
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  • Hi,

    There is a powershell script that needs to be ran on the DPM Server to enable the DPM inquiry to see the SCCM datasource to protect.  Let me ping the SCCM folks and see if they included that script in the SCCM 2012 SP1 / R2 product. 


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Tuesday, December 17, 2013 11:41 PM
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  • Thank you Mike, I look forward to their response. Please report back.
    Wednesday, December 18, 2013 12:19 AM
  • Due to the Holidays and OOF, I cannot get a response from that group until after the new year. sorry for the delay.

    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Friday, December 20, 2013 12:31 AM
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  • Anything new?

    got the same Problem.

    ccm2k12sp1 , dpm 2012sp1CU3

    thx in advance for the powerfull script :-)


    Its the ghost in the machine how dont let me go in vadication :-)

    Thursday, January 9, 2014 1:46 PM
  • Hi,

    Now that the holidays are over, I'll ping the SCCM group again to get you the answer.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Thursday, January 9, 2014 3:59 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi

    I have posted the utility that will enable SCCM protection so DPM can protect it.

    1) Download the ENABLE-SCCM-PROTECTION.zip
    2) Extract it on the DPM Server in a folder like c:\temp
    3) Open an administratve command prompt and CD to the c:\temp folder
    4) Execute the ENABLEPROTECTION.EXE - accept the ULA - and after it runs you should get a COMMAND COMPLETE popup message.
    5) In DPM create a new protection group, expand out the server hosting SCCM and you should see the SMS Writer option to protect.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.



    Wednesday, January 22, 2014 8:48 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Mike!
    Wednesday, January 22, 2014 10:10 PM