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Data Protection Manager: Exchange Protection Options – ese.dll and eseutil.exe

When using System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager to backup an Exchange server we are asked how to use “Eseutil” to check data integrity. We could disable this entirely, but that is not what we want. What we want,

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Installing System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

In this post, we are going to install Configuration Manager (and EndpointProtection)¬†for Microsoft System Manager 2012 R2 You can dowload a trial here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/products/system-center-2012-r2-configuration-manager/ Installing Configuration Manager: Insert your installation media and start by activating the “splash.htm” Install Review and

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System Center: Configuring Firewalls

This is plain copy/paste from: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh757794.aspx I just want to keep it here for reference Also view: Server 2012 – Firewall rules for deploying SQL or accessing remote instances (12-11-2013) Configuring firewalls Updated: November 1, 2013 Applies To: System Center

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Manually installing DPM agent on a machine

For some reason I just can’t install an Agent on one of my servers through the DPM Management Administration Console. In order to install an agent manually: Copy the “DPMAgentInstaller_x64.exe” file. Mine is located in: “C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012

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Steps to fix “Replica is inconsistent” – Evnt ID 3106

After installing System Center 2012 R2 DPM I had hoped it just worked, but I was met with a continous “Replica is inconsistent” error when doing Bare Metal and System State backups and just plain error on my Exchange Server.

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Configuring SQL Server 2012 SP1 for System Center 2012 R2

Configuring SQL Server 2012 SP1 for System Center 2012 R2 For some strange reason, we have to go through some additional hoops to set up SQL for use with System Center 2012 R2. Previous post: Installing SQL Server 2012 SP1

Posted in Installing Prerequisites for System Center 2012R2, Server 2012, System Center 2012 R2, Troubleshooting

Installing System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager

Prerequisites Installing SQL Reporting Services. Installing System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager Insert your media and hit Install “Data Protection Manager” and accept the terms. Click NeXT at the Welcome screen Insert the servername and instance if you created

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Installing SQL Reporting Services.

Prerequisites (part 1) Installing SQL Reporting Services. Service accounts are used to configure a report server database connection. Choose the built-in network service if you want to use default authentication settings. If you specify a “domain user account”, be sure

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Installing System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

Prerequisites (part 1): We need to create a Virtual Machine Manager Service Account. Highly available VMM installations require the use of a domain account. Read more: Specifying a Service Account for VMM: http://technet.microsoft.com/library/gg697600.aspx So, we are creating a new user

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Installing System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator

Prerequisites Service Accounts needed: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh912319.aspx Server Service Management server Orchestrator Management ServiceOrchestrator Runbook Server Monitor service Runbook server Orchestrator Runbook Service We are just creating one user, as we already have the necessary users for the Management Server. New user:

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