The current version of Data Protection Manager 2010 or 2012 RC does not support Windows 8 so Microsoft have released a CTP of SP1 so we can test the integration for Windows 8 , I believe it’s the first time a Service Pack build have been out in the public for a product that still is in the RC state (at least externally)
This part will only cover the install that are a 100% match of the Windows 2008 R2 installer , next part will cover the Windows 8 feature support
Install Data Protection Manager 2012 SP1 CTP to gain Windows 8 Support
Data Protection Manager installer adds Framework Required for Operation
Installer as we know it from 2012 RC , personally I would prefer to wait with the reboot until after install was completed but then again that’s where scripting comes into play instead of doing manual installs.
For production I would always use the full sql server install , and with the new license changes for systemcenter 2012 its “free” to use so that makes the decision much easier.
DPM = Success !