Performing the first-time setup configuration tasks

Article:HOWTO63096  |  Created: 2011-12-14  |  Updated: 2013-10-23  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO63096
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Performing the first-time setup configuration tasks

When you install Symantec Management Platform, you configure Notification Server as part of the installation process. No further configuration is needed before you can start using Notification Server.

In the unlikely event that you install Symantec Management Platform without accompanying versions of certain products, you see a number of links to configuration pages. In this scenario, you must configure the platform manually.

See About configuring Notification Server.

However, when you install Symantec Management Platform and accompanying versions of certain products, you see a Welcome to the Symantec Management Console portal page that simplifies the initial configuration process.

You see the Welcome to the Symantec Management Console page if you install any of the following products:

  • IT Management Suite

  • Server Management Suite

  • Client Management Suite

Some of the solutions that are included in your suite may require configuration before you can use them. The Welcome to the Symantec Management Console portal page is a single point of entry for performing key configuration actions for solutions in the suites that you have installed. These actions represent the essential settings that you need to configure to start using the solutions.

After you perform the first-time setup configuration, you may need to perform additional configuration tasks. The need to perform additional steps depends on the solutions and suites that you have installed initially or that you install after the first-time setup. Additional, advanced settings are available from the Settings menu and may be available from other areas of individual solutions.

For more information about the configuration options for the individual solutions and products, see the documentation for those products.

Table: Process for performing the first-time setup configuration tasks

Step

Task

Description

Step 1

Discover computers.

You must import or discover the computers that are in your environment.

See Discovering computers.

Step 2

Roll out the Symantec Management Agent and solution plug-ins.

After you discover the computers in your environment, you roll out Symantec Management Agent and solution plug-ins to the computers that you want to manage.

See Rolling out the Symantec Management Agent and solution plug-ins.

Step 3

Collect inventory.

In this step, Notification Server collects the information that the newly deployed agents gather from managed computers.

Step 4

Schedule patch management.

In this step, you can schedule the download and installation of the software updates.

See Scheduling patch management.


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