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You select the Create protection group option or the Modify protection group option in Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. Then, you select a data source to protect in the protection group.
When you do this, you may receive the following error message:
This item cannot be protected because some prerequisite software is missing. Ensure that all prerequisite software is installed and then protect this item. (ID: 31008)
This issue may occur for one of the following reasons:
To resolve this issue, follow these steps.
Step 1: Verify that the protected computer has the appropriate updates installedVerify that the protected computer meets the protected computer software requirements. To view these requirements, visit the following Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb808827.aspxNote Software update 940349 must be installed on the Data Protection Manager server and on each protected computer that is running Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or a later version of Windows Server 2003.
For more information about software update 940349, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940349/ )Availability of a Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) update rollup package for Windows Server 2003 to resolve some VSS snapshot issues
Step 2: Update the protection agentAfter the prerequisite software updates have been installed, update the protection agent. To do this, follow these steps:
For more support information about System Center Data Protection Manager 2007, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Article ID: 947470 - Last Review: January 6, 2009 - Revision: 2.0