Planning the installation
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Table: Installation planning summarizes the high-level steps to install Symantec Endpoint Protection.
Table: Installation planning
Plan network architecture and review and purchase a license
Understand the sizing requirements for your network. In addition to identifying the endpoints requiring protection, scheduling updates, and other variables should be evaluated to ensure good network and database performance.
For information to help you plan medium to large-scale installations, see the Symantec white paper, Sizing and Scalability Recommendations for Symantec Endpoint Protection.
Purchase a license within 30 days (Small Business Edition) or 60 days (full version) of product installation.
Review system requirements
Make sure your computers comply with the minimum system requirements and that you understand the product licensing requirements.
See the knowledge base article: System Requirements for Symantec Endpoint Protection and Network Access Control 12.1
Prepare computers for installation
Uninstall other virus protection software from your computers, make sure system-level access is available, and open firewalls to allow remote deployment.
Open ports and allow protocols
Remotely deploying the client requires that certain ports and protocols are open and allowed between the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager and the endpoint computers.
Identify installation settings
Identify the user names, passwords, email addresses, and other installation settings. Have the information on hand during the installation.
Install the management server
Install Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.
If the network that supports your business is small and located in one geographic location, you need to install only one Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager. If your network is geographically dispersed, you may need to install additional management servers for load balancing and bandwidth distribution purposes.
If your network is very large, you can install additional sites with additional databases and configure them to share data with replication. To provide additional redundancy, you can install additional sites for failover support
Migrate Symantec legacy virus protection software
If you are running legacy Symantec protection, you usually migrate policy and group settings from your older version.
Prepare computers for client installation
Prepare for client installation as follows:
Install the Symantec Endpoint Protection client on your endpoint computers.
Symantec recommends that you also install the client on the computer that hosts Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.
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