Wile protecting SP2010 server I got DPM could not connect... ID 966 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear all,


    Im in my way to protec an SP Farm with one backend SQL 2008 R2 server and fron end SHarepoint 2010 server all runing on W2008 R2 64


    all was ok until I wanted to setup protection group , and wile browsing to select the Farm , I got the ID 966 error.

    I think it could be realted that locally the front end server has running an SQL SEE server for other propouse. The content SP server its an SQL backend server like xxx\sharepoint.

    Any help its really wellcome. please help !!!!

    Im attaching printscreen with the rror it self.

    Friday, October 28, 2011 3:35 PM

All replies

  • Hi Elsaxo,

    Just need to verify the basic stuff, you have installed an DPM angent on the back-end SQL? If the answer is yes, check the local application and system logs of the SQL server at the time you tried to create the Protection Group.

    Is the SQL your refering to a SQL express? Please verify that your instance of your SharePoint is up'n running.

    Best Regards

    Robert Hedblom


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    Monday, October 31, 2011 7:47 AM