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New DPM2010 book available!

7:00 am in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

For all the DPM 2010 administrators / fans…

There is a new book out there:


practical step-by-step guide to planning deployment, installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of Data Protection Manager 2010

  • A step-by-step guide to backing up your business data using Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 in this practical book and eBook
  • Discover how to back up and restore Microsoft applications that are critical in many of today’s businesses
  • Understand the various components and features of Data Protection Manager 2010
  • Gain valuable insight into using Data Protection Manager through the author’s real world experience

In Detail

Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 is a backup and recovery solution that provides continuous data protection of the Windows environment and file servers to seamlessly integrated disk, tape, and cloud storage.

This practical, step-by-step tutorial will show you how to effectively back up your business data using Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 and how to plan, deploy, install, configure, and troubleshoot Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 as a standalone product. The book focuses on Microsoft best practices as well as the author’s own real-world experience with Data Protection Manager.

The book starts by providing an overview of DPM and the relevant planning that is required for your backup needs, before moving on to installing DPM. Then it dives deep into topics such as DPM Administrator console and Task Areas, configuring DPM to function, configuring DPM backup on servers, backing up critical applications, recovery options, and DPM offsite backup and recovery, amongst others.

A practical guide to using Data Protection Manager 2010 as your backup and recovery solution

What you will learn from this book

  • Learn how to develop a backup solution strategy
  • Install, configure, and administer Data Protection Manager 2010 effectively
  • Learn how to back up and perform bare metal recovery of Windows servers using Data Protection Manager
  • Discover how to back up and restore critical Microsoft applications such as SharePoint, SQL, Hyper-V, Exchange, and ISA 2006
  • Understand what is available for Data Protection Manager Offsite, cloud backup, and recovery options as well as how to configure them
  • Master PowerShell to perform tasks with Data Protection Manager
  • Troubleshoot common Data Protection Manager Problems
  • Configure and use SQL service self-recovery
  • Learn how to configure and use client protection in Data Protection Manager
  • Protect clients and servers in untrusted domains or in workgroups


This book is a practical, step-by-step tutorial to planning deployment, installing, configuring, and troubleshooting Data Protection Manager 2010. It will take you through all the steps required to use DPM to effectively back up your business data.

Who this book is written for

If you are a Network Administrator, System Administrator, Backup Administrator, Storage Administrator or IT consultant who wants to effectively back up your business data using Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010, then this book is for you.

A good understanding of operating systems and backup devices and network administration is required. However, prior knowledge of Data Protection Manager is not necessary.

About the Author

Steve Buchanan

Steve Buchanan is an information technology professional with over 11 years of experience in systems administration of server and desktop environments. For many years Steve has worked with backup solutions and disaster recovery. Steve has an Associate of Arts degree as a Network Support Specialist and a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology. Steve holds the following certifications: A +, Linux +, MCSA, MCTS: (Hyper-V, SharePoint 2007, Exchange 2007, Vista).

Steve currently is an IT Manager. Steve enjoys sharing his adventures and ideas about system administration through his blog at Steve is happily married and is a proud father of three boys.




4:23 pm in Uncategorized by mikeresseler


Microsoft Belux is about to launch a new campaign called EASE

EASE stands for:

  • Explore the newest technology
  • Solve problems with Technical Insight
  • Advance your career to the next level
  • Engage with your local IT community

The idea behind the campaign is to help us in finding the resources needed to advance in our career.

The landing pages can be found here:

Dutch: De aanbevolen Key Resources van TechNet voor IT Professionals

English: Our Recommended Key Resources from TechNet for IT Professionals

French: Exprimez votre potentiel avec Microsoft TechNet

So if you want to explore information about the newest technology, solve the problems you are encountering, advance your career and engage with the user groups and local it community, then make sure you get to the landing page and retrieve your information.

Enjoy the information, and make sure that you read my story at the bottom of the landing page 馃槈



Chalk-Talk 9 December 2010

2:16 pm in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

I will be at the Chalk Talk of 9 December 2010.  This event will host several industry experts from Belgium and will give YOU the opportunity to ask your questions.

If you have any questions about one of the below topics, don鈥檛 hesitate to send them or join us live and ask them there.

The topics are:

路 Exchange Server

路 Active Directory & Identity

路 Security

路 General networking TCP/IP

路 Group policies

路 General Windows server technologies

路 Virtualisation technology

路 MS OS deployment both server and client

路 ISA server and UAG

路 DPM and backup

路 …

More information?

See you all there




From the forums: End-user Recovery when file server is down

2:19 pm in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

Just read a very interesting topic on the forums (link)

A user reported that when the file server is down, the users in his company were still able to get to their files (read-only) through the DPM server.

So basically, when the file server is down, end-users were still able to contact the last backup data through the DPM server through a share named 鈥減rotectedServerName_protectedServerShare".

He wondered if this was by design, or a bug.

The answer came quickly.  This is by design.  So if your file server is down, and the uses had access to the end-user recovery on the file server, then he or she will still be able to access the data through the DPM server.



Interesting news鈥

1:50 pm in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

Hey All,

Just had my first week of vacation for this summer (I actually went cooking with a scouts group together with my wife and kids so it was also a bit working ;-)) and when I came back, my inbox, tweets and other stuff had some real interesting information.  An overview:

System Center Data Protection Manager

Six! new posts on the Data Protection Manager technet blog:

Jason has also posted an update about his book, Data Protection for Virtual Data Centers.

You can find more information and the first chapter on and the post on

David Allen from SCDPMOnline has posted a great article about Centralised DPM Availability Reporting.  Check it out here

System Center Essentials

The Essentials 2010 resource kit is launched.  Find more information here and here

Dell has announced a partnership with Microsoft to deliver a solution around SCE 2010.  Information can be found here and here

That鈥檚 it for now, still a lot of catching up to do for OpsMgr, Virtual Machine Manager and ConfigMgr, but at least I already read the SCE and DPM information :-)

Enjoy the holidays