How to install DPM 2019

Installing System Center DPM 2019:
1. Install SSMS

2. Install HyperVPowerShell on your DPM server:
dism.exe /online /Enable-feature /All /FeatureName:Microsoft-Hyper-V /FeatureName:Microsoft-Hyper-V-Management-PowerShell /quiet

3. Install SQL 2017:
A. Database Engine Services.
B. Full Text and Semantic Extractions for Search.

4. Install Reporting Services

5. Configure Report Server:
A. Connect to Server / Instance
B. Database – Change Database – Create a new report server database.
C. Configure Web Service URL
D. Configure Web Portal URL
E. Change Service Account – Network Service

6. Install System Center DPM 2019:
A. Start install and extract all the files
B. Browse to extracted folder and run setup.exe
C. Install – Data Protection Manager
D. Make your SQL choice and instance with credentials – Check and Install
E. Finish and done!

SCDPM 2018 install error SQL mgmt tools not installed

How to fix the SCDPM 2018 install error SQL mgmt tools are not installed.  While installing SCDPM 2018 I received an error that the SQL mgmt tools were not installed even though I did install them.  Turns out, SCDPM version 1801 requires a specific version of the SQL mgmt tools or the install will fail.  See the video below for the fix.

DPM recover system drive disk space

How to recover space on your SCCM DPM 2012 server system C drive.

Open file explorer and browse to
C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012 R2\DPM\DPM\Temp
Here you might see many .errlog files.

You can safely delete these .errlog files but first you need to investigate the most recent ones and take the appropriate actions.  If you need to recover space immediately then copy the most recent few logs to an alternate location and then you delete all of them on the DPM server.