System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 – Not available in China

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (“DPM 2010”) is not currently available in the People’s Republic of China (China) and the software cannot be provided to customers in China. The product is undergoing regulatory review and is expected to be approved for sale in China in the coming months.

VL customers who purchase a suite (SMSE/ SMSD/ Client Management Suite/ ECAL) that includes rights to DPM 2010 or purchase DPM 2010 stand-alone for use in China, should be advised to download Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 ("DPM 2007") until DPM 2010 is available in China. DPM 2007 can be downloaded from the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC).

Updates on this temporary issue are being posted for customers here

Details

DPM 2010 remains available to all licensed Volume Licensing customers through VLSC. To be clear, Microsoft is NOT blocking customers from placing orders for DPM 2010 at this time. However, use of DPM 2010 in China is restricted at this time. The following customer scenarios provide more details:

 

Customer scenarios

Customers who purchase in China
  • Sales and order placement for DPM 2010 (standalone or through related suite purchases) can proceed as normal.
  • Fulfillment for customers in China: please inform customers of this temporary regulatory situation. Offer them the choice between: a) downloading and using DPM 2007 temporarily instead or b) waiting to use DPM 2010 until it is approved for China. Microsoft is expecting the product to be approved by August 2010. The technet blog will be updated once approval is confirmed.
    For customers of Open Programs who have requested physical media distribution, the DPM 2007 physical media kit will not be distributed automatically. Access to DPM 2007 is available on VLSC for all customers whose order included DPM 2010.

Customers who purchase outside China, but for use of DPM 2010 in China by an affiliate:

  • Sales and order placement for DPM 2010 (standalone or through related suite purchases) can proceed as normal.
  • Fulfillment for customers outside China: no issue. DPM 2010 can be downloaded from VLSC and used outside China.
  • Fulfillment for an affiliate in China: please inform customers of this temporary regulatory situation. Offer them the choice between: a) downloading and using DPM 2007 temporarily instead or b) waiting to use DPM 2010 once it is approved for China. Microsoft is expecting the product to be approved by August 2010. The technet blog will be updated once approval is confirmed.

The specific affected System Center products/suites (including Price List abbreviation) are as follows:

  • Enterprise CAL
  • System Center Client Management Suite (Sys Ctr Clt Mgmt Suite)
  • System Center Data Protection Manager Client Management License (Sys Ctr Data Prtcn Mgr Clt Mgmt Lic)
  • System Center Data Protection Manager Server Management License Enterprise (Sys Ctr Data Prtcn Mgr Svr ML Ent)
  • System Center Data Protection Manager Server Management License Standard (Sys Ctr Data Prtcn Mgr Svr ML Std)
  • System Center Server Management Suite Data Center (Sys Ctr Srv Mgmt Ste DataCtr)
  • System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise (Sys Ctr Svr Mgmt Suite Ent)

Links for more information

http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/archive/2010/06/03/dpm-2010-not-currently-available-in-china.aspx

[Ref: Microsoft Volume Licensing Alert, June 11 2010, Technet]

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