POW #8 – DPM 2007 SP1 Error ID 3013

April 10, 2009 at 12:31 PM2102

If you installed Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2007 SP1 on Windows Server 2008 RTM you receive Error ID 3013 if you select Reporting from DPM Management console.


DPM could not connect to SQL Server Reporting Services server because of IIS connectivity issues.

On the computer on which the DPM database was created, restart the World Wide Web Publishing Service. On the Administrative Tools menu, select Services. Right-click World Wide Web Publishing Service, and then click Start.

ID: 3013

Problem resides in Reporting Services virtual directory in Internet Information Services (IIS) named ReportServer$MS$DPM2007$.

Workaround is simple:

  • Run Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager, expand Web Sites, expand Default Web Site, and then click the virtual directory for the report server.
  • Under Features View, double-click Handler Mappings.
  • Under Actions, click Edit Feature Permissions.
  • Click to select the Scripts check box, and then click OK.

POW #7 - DPM 2007 SP1 Error 0x80004002

January 5, 2009 at 11:30 PMSaso Erdeljanov


After updating my Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 (DPM 2007) to Service Pack 1 (SP1) I received a bunch of errors regarding inconsistency and recovery points creation.





I was looking trough MSDPMCurr.errlog (located in C:\Program Files\Microsoft DPM\DPM) and found following error:

GetDifferentialSoftwareSnapshotMgmt3Interface () failed: (0x80004002)


It appears that Service Pack 1 does not correctly register VSS writer...

After searching around I found solution on Ask The Core Team blog. You need to re-register vss_ps.dll on server.


  • Run cmd.exe (with administrative privileges in Windows Server 2008)
  • Run regsvr32 %windir%\System32\vss_ps.dll
  • Restart Volume Shadow Copy service


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SloWUG - Exchange Server 2007 SP1 High Availability

October 20, 2008 at 7:21 PM2102

Last Thursday, I was presenting at SloWUG event here in Ljubljana about (new) High Availability options in Exchange Server 2007 SP1.



  • Mailbox Server High Availability options in Exchange Server 2007 SP1
  • Cluster Continuous Replication
  • Standby Continuous Replication
  • Data Loss?
  • Demo!

Presentation with recorded demos is now available for download. Any comments or suggestions are more than welcome. I'm also accepting requests for next presentation.

SloWUG - Exchange Server 2007 SP1 High Availability

Importance of good backups

January 26, 2008 at 11:04 AM2102

Almost every time I'm discussing with someone (individuals, students,...) about importance of good backups, disaster recovery procedures and of course tested procedures for disaster recovery (make sure that you actually test your backups, disaster recovery procedures on regular basis) I ask a question: "If your location goes down because of natural disaster, fire,..., are you able to rebuild your whole location or infrastructure (in the case of single location) from offsite backups?"

Answers are:

  • Eventually, I guess
  • We don't have offsite backups
  • Probably, we have disaster recovery procedure but we never tested it
  • In some rare cases I actually hear that there are good disaster recovery procedures in place which is actually tested! (offsite backups, procedures for restoring every server, testing DR procedure on regular basis)

I'm really worried about that just to many people don't take backups seriously enough until it's to late. In most cases disaster recovery goes like Dilbert's one.


As a regular reader of Internet Storm Center I came across a must read link The Tao Of Backup! :)

Posted in: Disaster Recovery