DPM 2012 SP1 – Unable to configure protection for SQL database

Symptoms

  • When protection of an SQL server in DPM is configured, DPM shows critical error “Unable to configure protection”

DPM Unable to configure protection

Resolution

  1. Open SQL Management Studio on database server
  2. Navigate to Security > Logins
  3. Right click on NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM and click properties
  4. Under Server Roles, check the sysadmin box and click ok
  5. In DPM, right click on each critical job and select run Configure protection job again

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