DPM 2012 R2 UR5 Console Crashing Issue

A known issue has been identified in the latest Update Rollup for Data Protection Manager 2012 R2. Let’s see what is this issue and how to rectify same in this article.

Issue

When you are working in local DPM server or an attached secondary DPM server you may notice that the console crashes basically when you are searching through something or navigating from one section. Int his case even if you resatrt the console it becomes unresponsive and also cmdlets also enter the same state

The Hotfix

Microsoft has released a hotfix package KB3040326 which address the above issue. Note that before you apply this hotfix you’ll have to backup the DPMDB database and after installing the hotfix you need to reboot the DPM server/s.

In my personal experience I would recommend you to wait a while before you apply UR5 in production systems until UR6 is released. But since UR5 has lot of improvements in new workload backups you may want to reconsider that option. For a list of new features in UR5 you can refer DPM Team’s announcement.