System Center Data Protection Manager 2007: Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer for DPM

September 9, 2009 at 6:13 pm in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

Hey All,

I’ve got an interesting link from Alkin, SCOM MVP (Thanks!) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=54b4bb57-d6e3-4c1e-a889-a24cfa18fcd4&displaylang=en

Microsoft has released a Baseline Configuration Analyzer for DPM.  So I started with downloading it and wanted to try immediately.

So I opened my test DPM environment and started with the installer on my Windows Server 2008 x64.

Unfortunately, this wasn’t a success…

First I installed the Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer (x64) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=DB70824D-ABAE-4A92-9AA2-1F43C0FA49B3&displaylang=en

And after installing that tool I started with the installation of the DPM tool.  I received this error:

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I found it strange that the C++ 2008 Redistributable wasn’t installed on my machine but I followed the link to check and found out that the link was for the x32 platform.  So I downloaded the x64 version but as I suspected, it was already installed on my machine.  So no go overhere.

If finally decided to install the tool on my laptop because in the details it states that it can be run remotely.

After downloading the 32 bit versions of the two tools, I started the installation and when I wanted to start the DPM tool installation, I got the following notification:

 

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Ok, now problem here, so I installed the DPM Shell on my laptop and all the updates (SP1 and KB970867) and tried the installation again.  Finally success :-)

Now let’s run this tool:

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So I added the name of my server (FQDN because my test environment is in another domain then my laptop)

and filled in the credentials for that server.  These credentials had local admin rights

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So here’s a suprise.  To be able to run the tool, the user used need to have local administrator rights on the computer from where the tool is run.

Because I really wanted to know what the results would be, I decided to use my local credentials for running the tool and added myself as local administrator on the DPM server in the other domain (Production environment and test environment have a full trust so I could play a little bit ;-))

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And here you can find a screenshot of the results…

Cheers,

Mike