Managing domains and administrator accounts

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Managing domains and administrator accounts

You can use administrator accounts to manage Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager. Administrators log on to the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console to change policy settings, manage groups, run reports, and install client software, as well as other management tasks.

The default account is a system administrator account, which provides access to all features. You can also add a more limited administrator account, for administrators who need to perform a subset of tasks.

For a small company, you may only need one administrator. For a large company with multiple sites and domains, you most likely need multiple administrators, some of whom have more access rights than others.

You manage domains and administrator accounts and their passwords on the Admin page.

Table: Account and domain administration



Decide whether to add multiple domains

Decide whether to add domains.

See About domains (Endpoint Protection 12.1.2).

See Adding a domain.

See Switching to the current domain.

Add administrator accounts

Add accounts for administrators who need access to the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console.

Unlock or lock an administrator account

By default, Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager locks out an administrator after a user tries to log on to Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager using the administrator account too many times. You can configure these settings to increase the number of tries or time the administrator is locked out.

See Unlocking an administrator's account after too many logon attempts.

Reset passwords

You can perform the following tasks for passwords:

Configure log on options for Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

You can configure the following log on options for each type of administrator:

See Logging on to the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console.

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