Planning the installation
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Table: Installation planning summarizes the high-level steps to install Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition.
Table: Installation planning
Plan network architecture
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.
Review and purchase a license
Understand the product licensing requirements. Purchase a license within 30 days of product installation.
Review system requirements
Make sure that the computers on which you install the client and the management server software comply with the minimum system requirements.
See the knowledge base article: Release Notes and System Requirements for all versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Network Access Control
Prepare computers for installation
To install both management server and clients, you must be logged in with an account that grants local administrator access. Uninstall other security software from your computers by configuring your Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition client install package to automatically uninstall it. You can also manually uninstall other security software. Some programs may have special uninstallation routines. See the documentation for the third-party software.
Make sure that administrator access to remote systems is available. Open firewalls (including ports and protocols) to allow remote deployment between the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager and the endpoint computers.
Prepare to install management server
Decide on the following items before installation of the management server:
Install the management server
Install Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.
Prepare and deploy client software
Determine which method would work best in your environment to deploy the client software to your computers.
Install the Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition client on your endpoint computers.
Verify that your client computers are online and protected.
Become familiar with the features and functions of the Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition management console and perform configuration and optimization tasks.
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