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Data Protection Manager on Windows Server 2008

Recently, I wanted to test Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2007 on Windows Server 2008. My goal is to test backup and restore of MOSS and Exchange 2007.

When installing on Windows Server 2008, you can follow this instructions.

However, I experienced a problem during the population of the reports. The failure message did not say too much (“Report configuration failed. Verify that SQL Server Reporting Services is installed properly and that it is running.”), so I clicked on the link to see the logfile. Surprise: the complete HTTP response delivered from IIS was in the logfile as HTML text. So I copied the text to a new HTML file:

Okay, “Integrated managed pipeline mode”. Let’s take a look at IIS:

The “Default Web Site” is used for the Reporting Services and it uses the “DefaultAppPool”.

After changing the Managed Pipeline Mode to “Classic”, the DPM installation finished successfully.