Logging on to the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console
|Article:HOWTO27529|||||Created: 2010-01-09|||||Updated: 2010-01-20|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO27529|
Many administrators log on remotely, and they can do the same tasks as administrators who log on locally. To log on remotely, you need to know the IP address or the host name of the computer on which the management server is installed. You should also ensure that your Web browser Internet options allow you to view content from the server you log on to.
What you can view and do from the console depends on the type of administrator you are. You can log on as a system administrator, an administrator, or a limited administrator. A system administrator has full privileges across all domains. An administrator has those privileges that are constrained to a specific domain. A limited administrator has a subset of the administrator privileges and is also constrained to a specific domain. If you installed the management server, you are a system administrator. If someone else installed the management server, your status may be different. Most organizations, however, do not need to be concerned about domains or limited administrator status.
See About administrators.
To log on to the console remotely
Internet Explorer 7 or higher is required to use the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager Web Console
If you select Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager Console, the computer from which you log on must have the Java 2 Runtime Environment (JRE) installed. If it does not, you are prompted to download and install it. Follow the prompts to install the JRE. The computer must also have Active X and scripting enabled.
This message means that the remote console URL that you specified does not match the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager certificate name. This problem occurs if you log on and specify an IP address rather than the computer name of the management server.
For instructions to add the security certificate to Internet Explorer, see the Symantec Technical Support Knowledge Base article, How to add the self-signed certificate for Symantec Protection Center or Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager to Internet Explorer.
Follow the prompts to complete the log on process. Depending on the log on method, you may need to provide additional information. For instance, if your network has multiple domains, you will need to provide the name of the domain you want to log on to.
If this logon is the first logon after installation, use the account name, admin
To log on to the console locally
If the console has only one domain, skip to step 4.
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