Getting started with Symantec Endpoint Protection Management

Article:HOWTO63159  |  Created: 2011-12-15  |  Updated: 2011-12-15  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO63159
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Getting started with Symantec Endpoint Protection Management

Symantec Endpoint Protection Management includes a Quick Start tool to help you get started. The quick start tool is located on the Symantec Endpoint Protection Management portal page.

See About Endpoint Protection Integration Component.

To get started with Symantec Endpoint Protection Management

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Home menu, click Symantec Endpoint Protection Management.

  2. Using the Quick Start page, complete the following steps:

Table: Process for getting started with Symantec Endpoint Protection Management

Step

Action

Description

Step 1

Import Microsoft Active Directory.

Before you can manage computers, you must complete the following tasks:

  • Discover the computers on your network.

  • Create resources for them in the CMDB.

This process is called discovery and lets you discover the computers on which you can install the Symantec Management Agent and various solution agent/plug-ins.

You can import all computers that are registered in your Microsoft Active Directory. You can choose to import only a subset of your computers that match the criteria you specify.

You can also discover Windows computers with resource discovery .

Step 2

Install the Symantec Management Agent.

The Symantec Management Agent is the software that is installed on a computer to enable the Notification Server computer to monitor and manage it.

To manage your computers with the Symantec Management Platform, you must first install the Symantec Management Agent on them.

Step 3

Run antivirus inventory.

The antivirus inventory task checks your managed computers for the known types of antivirus software. Antivirus inventory also retrieves information about computers with tamper protection enabled. Antivirus inventory can also retrieve details about the version of Symantec Endpoint Protection virus definitions.

See Running an antivirus inventory.

Step 4

Configure Endpoint Protection packages.

Before you can remotely migrate and install the Symantec Endpoint Protection client on your managed computers, you must first configure the installation package. You must configure the installation package locally on the Notification Server computer.

See Creating Symantec Endpoint Protection client installation packages.

Step 5

Run migration job.

The migration job uninstalls any existing antivirus software, and then it installs a new Symantec Endpoint Protection client on the computers that you specify.

See Migrating computers to the latest Symantec Endpoint Protection client.

Step 6

View computers on which the Symantec Endpoint Protection client rollout task has failed.

You can view a list of the computers that the Symantec Endpoint Protection client rollout task has failed to run on.

See Viewing computers on which the Symantec Endpoint Protection client rollout task has failed.

Step 7

Run Full Scan Task.

You can run a full scan for viruses and security risks on the computers that you specify.

See Running a full scan for viruses and security risks.

See About Endpoint Protection Integration Component

See Components of Symantec Endpoint Protection Integration Component


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