Installing Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

Article:HOWTO81279  |  Created: 2012-10-25  |  Updated: 2014-09-21  |  Article URL
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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.


Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager requires full access to the system registry for installation and normal operation. To prepare a Windows Server 2003 computer on which you plan to remotely install Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager, you must first allow remote control on the computer. When you connect with Remote Desktop, you must also use a console session or shadow the console session in Remote Desktop.

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

To install Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

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

    If you have a product disc, insert it into the optical drive. The installation should start automatically. If it does not start, open the disc, and then double-click Setup.exe.

  2. Click Install Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.

  3. Review the sequence of installation events and click Next.

  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 with the installation of the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager management server and console. This part of the installation completes automatically.

  7. In the installation summary panel, click Next.

    The Management Server Configuration Wizard starts automatically.

  8. You configure the management server according to your requirements. Follow the on-screen instructions to specify the settings for the administrator and for mail server communications. You also choose whether to run LiveUpdate as part of the installation. If you run LiveUpdate as part of a new installation, content is more readily available for the clients you deploy.

    When configuration is complete, click Next, and then click Next again to create the database.

    See Configuring Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager during installation.

  9. The Installation Complete panel appears. Click Next to log on to Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager. The Client Deployment Wizard starts automatically. You can deploy client software at any time. You can safely cancel client deployment if you do not want to deploy client software at this time.

    See Logging on to the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console.

See About client installation methods.

See Preparing for client installation.

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

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