System requirements for the Symantec Endpoint Protection client software

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System requirements for the Symantec Endpoint Protection client software

To install client software on Windows computers, you must have administrator user rights to the computer or to the Windows domain, and log on as administrator. The Symantec software installation program launches a second installation program on the computer to create and start services, and to modify the Windows registry.

To install client software on Mac computers, you can use Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager only to configure client install packages. You then distribute the packages by using some other mechanism.

Table: System requirements for the Symantec Endpoint Protection client software

Component

32-bit

64-bit

Processor

1 GHz Intel Pentium III for most systems

The following processor speeds are supported:

  • 2 GHz for Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition

  • 2.5 GHz for Essential Business Server 2008 Premium Edition

1GHz on x64 works only with the following processors:

  • Intel Xeon with Intel EM64T support

  • Intel Pentium IV with EM64T support

  • AMD 64-Bit Opteron

  • AMD 64-Bit Athlon

Note:
Itanium is not supported.

Operating system

The following operating systems are supported:

  • Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6

  • Windows 2000 Professional/Server/Advanced Server/Datacenter Server with Service Pack 3 or later

  • Windows XP Professional/XP Embedded with Service Pack 1 or later

    Note:
    Windows XP supports a limited number of concurrent users if the clients are in "push" mode. Use "pull" mode on Windows XP servers for up to 100 clients. For more information, search for Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 11.x communication troubleshooting on the Symantec Support Web site.

  • Windows Server 2003 R2, Standard Edition/Enterprise Edition/Datacenter Edition/Storage Edition/Web Edition

  • Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, Standard Edition/Enterprise Edition/Datacenter Edition/Storage Edition/Web Edition

  • Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Standard Edition/Enterprise Edition/Datacenter Edition/Storage Edition/Web Edition

  • Windows Vista (all x86 versions and Service Packs)

  • Windows 7 (all x86 versions)

  • Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs

  • Windows Server 2008 Standard/Windows Server 2008 Enterprise/Windows Server 2008 Datacenter/Windows Web Server 2008 (all Service Packs supported). Core installations are supported.

  • Windows Small Business Server 2000/Windows Small Business Server 2003

The following operating systems are supported:

  • Mac OS X -- N/A

  • Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 1 or later

    Note:
    Windows XP supports a limited number of concurrent users if the clients are in "push" mode. Use "pull" mode on Windows XP servers for up to 100 clients. For more information, search for Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 11.x communication troubleshooting on the Symantec Support Web site.

  • Windows Server 2003 R2, Standard Edition/Enterprise Edition/Datacenter Edition/Storage Edition

  • Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, Standard Edition/Enterprise Edition/Datacenter Edition/Storage Edition

  • Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Standard Edition/Enterprise Edition/Datacenter Edition/Storage Edition

  • Windows Vista (all x64 versions and Service Packs)

  • Windows 7 (all x64 versions)

  • Windows Server 2008 Standard/Windows Server 2008 Enterprise/Windows Server 2008 Datacenter/Windows Web Server 2008 (R2 and all Service Packs supported). Core installations are supported.

  • Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Standard Edition/Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Premium Edition (R2 and all Service Packs supported)

  • Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard Edition/Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition (R2 and all Service Packs supported)

Memory

The following amounts of RAM are required:

  • 256 MB of RAM (512 MB recommended) for Mac OS X 10.4

  • 512 MB for Mac OS X 10.5

  • 1 GB for Mac OS X 10.6

  • 256 MB RAM minimum (1 GB recommended ) for Windows XP, Windows XP Embedded, and Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs

  • 1 GB RAM minimum (2-4 GB recommended) for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 (all editions), and Windows Server 2008 (all editions)

The following amounts of RAM are required:

  • 1 GB RAM minimum (2-4 GB recommended) for most systems

  • 4 GB RAM minimum for all editions of Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008

Hard disk

300 MB for Mac

600 MB for Windows 

(note:The size might increase due to the definitions set part of the install package.)

700 MB for Windows

 

(note:The size might increase due to the definitions set part of the install package.)

Display

VGA (640x480) or higher resolution video adapter and monitor

XGA (1,024x768) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor

Other requirements

Internet Explorer 6.0 or later

Terminal server clients that connect to a computer with antivirus protection have the following additional requirements:

  • Microsoft Terminal Server RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) client

  • Citrix Metaframe (ICA) client 1.8 or later if using Citrix Metaframe server on Terminal Server

Internet Explorer 6.0 or later


 

Note:
The Push Deployment Wizard does not check to verify that Internet Explorer 6.0 or later is installed on computers when it is required. If the target computers do not have the correct version of Internet Explorer, the installation fails without informing you.


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