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Should I remove Microsoft System Center 2012 - DPM Protection Agent?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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4.0.3152.0 9.09%
4.0.1920.0 18.18%
4.0.1915.0 9.09%
4.0.1908.0 63.64%

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Microsoft System Center 2012 - DPM Protection Agent


Microsoft System Center 2012 - DPM Protection Agent is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is 4.0.1908.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 42 files and is usually about 63.98 MB (67,084,055 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 56% of users of Microsoft System Center 2012 - DPM Protection Agent come from the United States, it is also popular in South Africa and Lebanon.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\DPM\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{1F755486-ABCB-4418-A96B-4F7B4D32BD61}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 63.98 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft System Center 2012 - DPM Protection Agent

  • AgentProxy.dll - Microsoft System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager (DPMRA Agent Proxy)
  • AmServiceProxy.dll
  • AuthUtils.dll
  • CertHelperManagedWrapper.dll - CertHelper Managed Wrapper
  • CertificateHelper.dll
  • ClientServiceProxy.dll - Client Service Proxy
  • ClusterInquiry.dll
  • CmdProcDComService.dll - CmdProc DCom Service
  • CmdProcWCFService.dll
  • CmdProcWCFServiceClient.dll
  • CommonControls.dll
  • ConfigureCertificates.exe - Configure DPM to communicate with production server using certificates
  • ConfigureSharepoint.exe - Sharepoint Preconfiguration Utility
  • CPWrapperServiceHost.exe
  • CsvManager.dll
  • DatamoverStub.dll - Local Data Mover DLL
  • DlsClientProtectionProxy.dll - Dls Client Protection DLL
  • DPMAgentResources.dll - DPM Agent Resources
  • DPMClient.exe - DPM Client
  • DPMClientService.exe - DPM Client Protection
  • DPMClientUI.exe - Data Protection Manager Client
  • DpmoVhdManager.dll
  • DpmWriterHelperPlugin.dll - FileWriterHelperPlugin.dll
  • DsmFs.dll
  • E14cmdlets.dll
  • E14CmdletsWrapper.exe - E14 Writer Helper Utility
  • E14CmdletsWrapperProxy.dll - E14 Writer Helper DLL
  • EngineUICommon.dll
  • Events.dll
  • Exchangecmdlets.dll
  • ExchangeCmdletsWrapper.exe - Exchange Writer Helper Utility
  • ExchangeCmdletsWrapperProxy.dll - Exchange Writer Helper DLL
  • ExchangeWriterHelperPlugin.dll
  • FileWriterHelperPlugin.dll
  • FilterWrapper.dll
  • GenericDatasourceWriterHelperPlugin.dll
  • GenericNonVssDatasourceHelperPlugin.dll
  • GroupingListViewControl.dll
  • HypervVhdHelper.dll
  • HypervVhdManager.dll
  • HyperVVHDProvider.dll - HyperVVHDProvider

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Services
  • DPMRA.exe runs as a service named 'DPMRA' (DPMRA) "Helps back up and recover file and application data to the Data Protection Manager.".
  • DPMClientService.exe runs as a service named 'DPM Client Service' (DPMClientService) "Helps back up and recover file and application data to the Data Protection Manager.".
  • CPWrapperServiceHost.exe runs as a service named 'DPM CPWrapper Service' (DpmCPWrapperService) "Dpm Cmd Proc DCOM-WCF Bridge Service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DPMClient.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DPMClientUI' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\DPM\bin\DPMClient.exe" /autorun.

How do I remove Microsoft System Center 2012 - DPM Protection Agent?

You can uninstall Microsoft System Center 2012 - DPM Protection Agent from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Microsoft System Center 2012 - DPM Protection Agent, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Microsoft System Center 2012 - DPM Protection Agent.

Win 7 (SP1) 82%
Win 10 9%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.91%
Windows 10 9.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 45.45%
Windows 7 Professional 36.36%
Windows Server 2008 R2 En... 9.09%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.25%
  South Africa 31.25%
  Lebanon 6.25%
  Netherlands 6.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 36.36%
Hewlett-Packard 27.27%
Dell 18.18%
Intel 9.09%
Acer 9.09%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6420 20.00%
LENOVO 42403TG 10.00%
LENOVO 4178AFU 10.00%
Gigabyte G31M-S2L 10.00%
LENOVO 20091 10.00%
HP Pro3500 Series 10.00%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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