Installing Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

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Installing Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

You perform several tasks to install the management server and the console. In the installation wizard, a green check mark appears next to each completed task.


The Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager requires access to the system registry for installation and normal operation. To prepare a server that runs Windows Server 2003 to install Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager using a remote desktop connection, you must first allow remote control on the server. You must also use a remote console session, or shadow the console session.

For the most current system requirements, see: Release Notes and System Requirements for all versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Network Access Control

See Preparing for client installation.

See Getting up and running on Symantec Endpoint Protection for the first time.

To install Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

  1. Insert and display the product disc.

    The installation should start automatically. If it does not start, double-click Setup.exe.

    If you downloaded the product, extract the entire product disc image to a physical disc, such as a hard disk. Run Setup.exe from the physical disc.

  2. In the Symantec Endpoint Protection Installation Program dialog box, click Install Symantec Endpoint Protection, and then click Install Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.

  3. Review the sequence of installation events, and then click Next to begin.

  4. In the License Agreement panel, click I accept the terms in the license agreement, and then click Next.

  5. In the Destination Folder panel, accept the default destination folder or specify another destination folder, and then click Next.

  6. Click Install.

    The installation process begins for the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager and console. When the installation is complete, click Next.

  7. After the initial installation completes, you configure the server and database. Click Next.

    The Management Server Configuration Wizard starts.

    See Configuring the management server during installation.

    See About choosing a database type.

  8. You configure the management server according to your requirements. Follow the on-screen instructions. After the server and the database configuration, click Next to create the database.

  9. Click Finish to complete the configuration.

    The Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console log on screen appears if you leave the option checked. Once you log in, you can begin client deployment. You can also optionally run the Migration Wizard at this time, if desired.

    See About client deployment methods.

    See Deploying clients using a Web link and email.

    See Migrating from Symantec AntiVirus or Symantec Client Security to Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 or later.

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