How do I configure the SEP Integration Component on the Notification Server?

Article:HOWTO8835  |  Created: 2008-04-16  |  Updated: 2008-12-15  |  Article URL
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How can I configure the SEP integration component in Notification Server to talk to a SEP server?

The Symantec documentation released with the Integration Component contains a high level overview of the purpose of the solution, but it does not address several of the specific configuration screens necessary to properly configure the product. While most of the product configuration is self-explanatory, the Configuration page where the Basic Data Imports are set up can be quite confusing.

The screenshot below illustrates the Basic Data Import Page:

Beginning with the third line from the top, "Server Name," here are more detailed explanations of each field:

Server Name:

This field is asking for the Netbios name of the Microsoft SQL Server where the Symantec SEP Management Server database is installed as well as the instance name. In the screenshot above the servername is SEPSERVER and the instance name is SEPM. Note that when the SEP management console is installed, the product documentation recommends the installation of SQL be done in a new instance of SQL named SEPM. In the screenshot above, this advice has been followed.

Database Name:

The name of the SQL database on the Microsoft SQL Server specified in the previous field. By default, the SEP Mangagement Server will want to use the name SEM5.


The default option of DBO should be left here.


This field is asking for the primary user of the SEM5 database. By default the SEP Management Console will create a new user named "sem5" and grant this user SQL Connect rights within the SEM5 database. To confirm this is the correct entry for your environment:

  1. Log on to the SQL Server Management Studio.
  2. Right-click on the SEM5 database and choose properties.
  3. On the Permissions page, a list of Users or roles will be displayed. The first user on the list is the entry that can be used here.


The password of the user provided in the previous screen. This password was set during the initial installation of the SEP Management Console.

Lastly, you can run the rule immediately to test it.


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