System requirements for Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.3 and Symantec Network Access Control 11.0.3

Article:TECH105752  |  Created: 2008-01-28  |  Updated: 2009-01-25  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH105752
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The following are the minimum system requirements for Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.3 and Symantec Network Access Control 11.0.3.


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Symantec Endpoint Protection
The following are the minimum requirements for computers on which you install Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.3.

Component32-bit64-bit
Processor400 MHz Intel Pentium III (1 GHz for Windows Vista) or equivalent1 GHz on x64 only with the following processors:
  • Intel Xeon with Intel EM64T support
  • Intel Pentium IV with EM64T support
  • AMD 64-bit Opteron
  • AMD 64-bit Athlon

Note: Itanium is not supported.
Operating system







  • Windows 2000 Professional, Server, Advanced Server, Datacenter Server, Small Business Server with Service Pack 3 or later
  • Windows XP Home Edition, Professional Edition, Tablet PC Edition, Media Center Edition
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition, Web Edition, Small Business Server, Windows Storage Server 2003
  • Windows Vista (x86) Home Basic Edition, Home Premium Edition, Business Edition, Enterprise Edition, Ultimate Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition, Web Edition (Core and Full)
  • Windows XP Embedded/Embedded Enterprise/Embedded for Point of Service

Windows XP Embedded support requires the following minimum components: Internet Explorer 6, TCP/IP Networking, COM Base, IP Security Services, NDIS, NDIS User-mode I/O Driver, and OLE Dialog Interfaces.
  • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition
  • Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003
  • Windows Storage Server 2003
  • Windows Vista Home Basic x64 Edition/Home Premium x64 Edition/Business x64 Edition/Enterprise x64 Edition/Ultimate x64 Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard x64 Edition/Enterprise x64 Edition/Datacenter x64 Edition/Web x64 Edition (Core and Full)

Note: If you use Microsoft Clustering Services, you must install the client on the local volume.
Memory256 MB of RAM256 MB of RAM
Hard disk600 MB700 MB
DisplaySuper VGA (1024 x 768) or higher resolution video adapter and monitorSuper VGA (1024 x 768) or higher resolution video adapter and monitor
Other requirementsInternet Explorer 6.0 or later

Terminal Server clients connecting to a computer with antivirus protection have the following additional requirements:
  • Microsoft Terminal Server Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client
  • Citrix Metaframe (ICA) client 1.8 or later if using Citrix Metaframe server on Terminal Server
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or later


Note: The Push Deployment Wizard does not check to verify that Internet Explorer 6.0 or later is installed on computers when it is required. If the target computers do not have the correct version of Internet Explorer, the installation fails without informing you.



Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager, Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager Console, and embedded database
The following are the minimum requirements for computers on which you install the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager and Console, and the embedded database.


Note: The console is installed with Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.

Component32-bit64-bit
Processor1 GHz Intel Pentium III or equivalent1 GHz on x64, only with the following processors:
  • Intel Xeon with Intel EM64T support
  • Intel Pentium IV with EM64T support
  • AMD 64-bit Opteron
  • AMD 64-bit Athlon

Note: Itanium is not supported.
Operating system
  • Windows 2000 Server/Advanced Server/Datacenter Server/Small Business Server, with Service Pack 3 or later
  • Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 1 or later

    Note: Windows XP supports a limited number of concurrent users if the clients are in "push" mode. Use "pull" mode on Windows XP servers for up to 100 clients. For more information, read the document Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 11.x communication troubleshooting.
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition, Storage Edition, Web Edition, Small Business Server
  • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition with Service Pack 1 or later
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition, Enterprise x64 Edition, Datacenter x64 Edition with Service Pack 1 or later
  • Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003
  • Windows Storage Server 2003

    Note: If you use Microsoft Clustering services for the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager server you must install the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager on the local volume.
Memory1 GB RAM minimum (2-4 GB recommended)1 GB RAM minimum (2-4 GB recommended)
Hard disk4 GB for the server plus an additional 4 GB for the database4 GB for the server plus an additional 4 GB for the database
DisplaySuper VGA (1024 x 768) or higher resolution video adapter and monitorSuper VGA (1024 x 768) or higher resolution video adapter and monitor
DatabaseThe Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager includes an embedded database.

You may also choose to use one of the following versions of Microsoft SQL Server:
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 with Service Pack 3 or later
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 with Service Pack 2

Note: Microsoft SQL Server is optional.
The Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager includes an embedded database.

You may also choose to use one of the following versions of Microsoft SQL Server:
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 with Service Pack 3 or later
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 with Service Pack 2

Note: Microsoft SQL Server is optional.
Other requirements
  • Internet Information Services server 5.0 or later
    The server does not have to be running, but World Wide Web services must be enabled.
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
  • Static IP address
  • Internet Information Services server 5.0 or later
    The server does not have to be running, but World Wide Web services must be enabled.
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
  • Static IP address


Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager and Console
The following are the minimum requirements for computers on which you install Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager and Console without the embedded database.

The manager and console are installed on all servers configured as additional sites on your network. This includes any site you add, such as a replication partner or additional site for failover or load balancing.

Component32-bit64-bit
Processor1 GHz Intel Pentium III or equivalent1 GHz on x64, only with the following processors:
  • Intel Xeon with Intel EM64T support
  • Intel Pentium IV with EM64T support
  • AMD 64-bit Opteron
  • AMD 64-bit Athlon

Note: Itanium is not supported.
Operating system
  • Windows 2000 Server/Advanced Server/Datacenter Server/Small Business Server with Service Pack 3 or later
  • Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 1 or later

    Note: Windows XP supports a limited number of concurrent users if the clients are in "push" mode. Use "pull" mode on Windows XP servers for up to 100 clients. For more information, read the document Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 11.x communication troubleshooting.
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition/Enterprise Edition/Datacenter Edition/Web Edition/Small Business Server
  • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition with Service Pack 1 or later
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition/Enterprise x64 Edition/Datacenter x64 Edition with Service Pack 1 or later
  • Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003
  • Windows Storage Server 2003

    Note: If you use Microsoft Clustering services for the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager server, you must install Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager on the local volume.
Memory1 GB of RAM minimum (2 GB recommended)1 GB of RAM minimum (2 GB recommended)
Hard disk2 GB (4 GB recommended)2 GB (4 GB recommended)
DisplaySuper VGA (1024 x 768) or higher resolution video adapter and monitorSuper VGA (1024 x 768) or higher resolution video adapter and monitor
Other requirements
  • Internet Information Services server 5.0 or later
    The server does not have to be running, but World Wide Web services must be enabled.
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
  • Static IP address
  • Internet Information Services server 5.0 or later
    The server does not have to be running, but World Wide Web services must be enabled.
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
  • Static IP address


Symantec Endpoint Protection Remote Console
The following are the minimum requirements for computers on which you install Symantec Endpoint Protection Console without the Manager or embedded database.

Component32-bit64-bit
Processor1 GHz Intel Pentium III or equivalent1 GHz on x64 only with the following processors:
  • Intel Xeon with Intel EM64T support
  • Intel Pentium IV with EM64T support
  • AMD 64-bit Opteron
  • AMD 64-bit Athlon

Note: Itanium is not supported.
Operating system
  • Windows 2000 Professional Server/Advanced Server/Datacenter Server/Small Business Server, with Service Pack 3 or later
  • Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 1 or later

    Note: Windows XP supports a limited number of concurrent users if the clients are in "push" mode. Use "pull" mode on Windows XP servers for up to 100 clients. For more information, read the document Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 11.x communication troubleshooting.
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition/Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition/Web Edition/Small Business Server
  • Windows Vista (x86)
  • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition with Service Pack 1 or later
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition/Enterprise x64 Edition/Datacenter x64 Edition, with Service Pack 1 or later
  • Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003
  • Windows Storage Server 2003
  • Windows Vista (x64)

    Note: If you use Microsoft Clustering services for the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager server, you must install Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager on the local volume.
Memory512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
Hard disk15 MB15 MB
DisplaySuper VGA (1024 x 768) or higher resolution video adapter and monitorSuper VGA (1024 x 768) or higher resolution video adapter and monitor
Other requirements
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or later


Quarantine Console
The following are the minimum requirements for computers on which you install Quarantine Console.

Component32-bit64-bit
Processor600 MHz Intel Pentium III or equivalentNot tested
Operating system
  • Windows 2000 Professional/Server/Advanced Server/Datacenter Server/Small Business Server with Service Pack 3 or later
  • Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 1 or later
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition/Enterprise Edition/Datacenter Edition/Web Edition
  • Windows Vista (x86) Home Basic Edition/Home Premium Edition/Business Edition/Enterprise Edition/Ultimate Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition/Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition/Web Edition (Core and Full)
Not tested
Memory64 MB of RAMNot tested
Hard disk35 MBNot tested
DisplaySuper VGA (1024 x 768) or higher resolution video adapter and monitorNot tested
Other requirements
  • Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2 or later
  • Microsoft Management Console (MMC) 1.2 or later
    If MMC is not already installed, you need 3 MB free disk space (10 MB during installation).
Not tested


Central Quarantine Server
The following are the minimum requirements for computers on which you install Central Quarantine Server.

Component32-bit64-bit
Processor600 MHz Intel Pentium III or equivalentNot tested
Operating system
  • Windows 2000 Professional/Server/Advanced Server/Datacenter Server/Small Business Server, with Service Pack 3 or later
  • Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 1 or later
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition/Enterprise Edition/Datacenter Edition/Web Edition
  • Windows Vista (x86) Home Basic Edition/Home Premium Edition/Business Edition/Enterprise Edition/Ultimate Edition
Not tested
Memory128 MB of RAMNot tested
Hard disk40 MB, 500 MB to 4 GB recommended for quarantined items, and 250 MB for the swap fileNot tested
DisplaySuper VGA (1024 x 768) or higher resolution video adapter and monitorNot tested
Other requirements
  • Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2 or later
Not tested


Symantec Network Access Control 11
The following are the minimum requirements for computers on which you install Symantec Network Access Control 11.

Component32-bit64-bit
Processor550 MHz Intel Pentium II (1 GHz for Windows Vista) or equivalent1 GHz on x64 only with the following processors:
  • Intel Xeon with Intel EM64T support
  • Intel Pentium IV with EM64T support
  • AMD 64-bit Opteron
  • AMD 64-bit Athlon

Note: Itanium is not supported.
Operating system
  • Windows 2000 Professional/Server/Advanced Server/Datacenter Server/Small Business Server, with Service Pack 3 or later
  • Windows XP Home Edition/Professional with Service Pack 1 or later/Tablet PC Edition/Media Center 2002 Edition
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition/Enterprise Edition/Datacenter Edition/Web Edition/Small Business Server
  • Windows Vista (x86) Home Basic Edition/Home Premium Edition/Business Edition/Enterprise Edition/Ultimate Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition/Enterprise Edition/Datacenter Edition/Web Edition (Core and Full)
  • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition with Service Pack 1 or later
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition/Enterprise x64 Edition/Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003
  • Windows Storage Server 2003
  • Windows Vista Home Basic x64 Edition/Home Premium x64 Edition/Business x64 Edition/Enterprise x64 Edition/Ultimate x64 Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard x64 Edition/Enterprise x64 Edition/Datacenter x64 Edition/Web x64 Edition (Core and Full)
Note: The Symantec Network Access Control
installation CD contains a 64-bit application.
Memory256 MB of RAM256 MB of RAM
Hard disk300 MB400 MB
DisplaySuper VGA (1024 x 768) or higher resolution video adapter and monitorSuper VGA (1024 x 768) or higher resolution video adapter and monitor
Other requirementsInternet Explorer 6.0 or later

Terminal Server clients connecting to a computer with antivirus protection have the following additional requirements:
  • Microsoft Terminal Server Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client
  • Citrix Metaframe (ICA) client 1.8 or later if using Citrix Metaframe server on Terminal Server
Internet Explorer 6.0 or later


VMware support
Symantec software is supported in the following VMware environments:
  • VMware WS 5.0 (workstation) or later
  • VMware GSX 3.2 (enterprise) or later
  • VMware ESX 2.5 (workstation) or later


Microsoft Virtual Server support
Symantec software is supported on Microsoft Virtual Server 2005.



References
System requirements documentation for other versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection

System Requirements documentation for Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Network Access Control





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