System requirements for Symantec AntiVirus 10.2 for Windows Vista

Article:TECH102015  |  Created: 2006-01-30  |  Updated: 2009-01-21  |  Article URL
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Symantec AntiVirus clients that run on Windows Vista have minimum operating system requirements. Symantec AntiVirus for Windows Vista also requires that specific ports are opened to permit communication between the managed clients, servers, Symantec System Center, and optional Symantec management components.


Open Ports
When you install Symantec AntiVirus for Windows Vista, the installation process automatically configures the Windows Firewall to allow exceptions for Symantec AntiVirus processes that require access to your network and the Internet. If your managed clients run third-party firewall software, and you want to manage these clients through the Symantec System Center, you must open the following ports:

TCP 2967Allows communication between the Symantec System Center and Symantec AntiVirus clients and servers.
TCP 139Allows remote installation of Symantec AntiVirus clients.
UDP 38293Allows Discovery of Symantec AntiVirus servers that manage your clients.

You should permit Rtvscan.exe on all computers, permit Pds.exe on servers, and permit the Symantec System Center to send and receive traffic through your firewalls.

Operating system requirements
Pentium® IV or higher processors are recommended for all 32-bit and 64-bit components. The following table lists the RAM, storage, and application requirements for Symantec AntiVirus clients.

The following table lists the system requirements for Symantec AntiVirus clients running on Windows Vista:

ComponentRAM, storage, and applications
Symantec AntiVirus 32-bit
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 55 MB disk space
Symantec AntiVirus 64-bit
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 70 MB disk space
  • Intel® processors that support Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (Intel EM64T)
  • AMD® 64-bit Opteron™ and Athlon™ processors

For system requirements for the management components that run on Windows 2000, XP, or 2003, read the document System Requirements for Symantec AntiVirus 10.1.

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