Things to consider when supplying usernames and passwords during the install of the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

Article:TECH106123  |  Created: 2008-01-02  |  Updated: 2011-05-06  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH106123
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Technical Solution

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Environment

Issue



Can special characters be used as part of the username or password on the Endpoint Protection Manager?

 


Solution




Database Username: Allowed:
Below is the list of special characters that can be used as part of the username for the database when installing the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

 

~ == Tilde + == Addition
= == Equal To / == Forward Slash
# == Hash _ == Underscore
| == Pipe . == Period
% == Percent : == Colon


Database Username: Not Allowed:
Below is the list of special characters that cannot be used as part of the username for the database when installing the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

 

` == Backtick ( == Open Round Bracket
& == Ampersand ) == Closed Round Bracket
? == Question Mark [ == Open Box bracket
< == Less than ] == Closed Box Bracket
! == Exclamation { == Open Curly Braces
* == Asterisk } == Closed Curly Braces
$ == Dollar , == Comma
; == Semicolon ^ == Carat
@ == At the rate - == Subtraction
> == Greater than \ == Back Slash


The following names are also not allowed:
sysadmin, server admin, setupadmin, securityadmin, processadmin, dbcreator, diskadmin, bulkadmin.

Database Password: Allowed
Below is the list of special characters that can be used as part of the password for the database user account when installing the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

 

~ == Tilde : == Colon
= == Equal To _ == Underscore
# == Hash . == Period
| == Pipe + == Addition
% == Percent / == Forward Slash


Database Password: Not Allowed
Below is the list of special characters that can be used as part of the password for administrative user accounts for Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

 

` == Backtick # == Hash
$ == Dollar % == Percent
& == Ampersand ^ == Carat
~ == Tilde + == Addition
- == Subtraction = == Equal to
| == Pipe \ == Back Slash
/ == Forward Slash ' == Single Quote
? == Question Mark : == Colon
> == Greater Than < == Less than
. == Period @ == At the rate


Admin User Account Password: Allowed
Below is the list of Special characters or Symbols that are allowed to use in Password for Admin user account for Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

 

- == Subtraction = == Equals to
| == Pipe ' == Single Quote
/ == Forward Slash $ == Dollar
. == Period ` == Backtick
+ == Addition ? == Question Mark
~ == Tilde < == Less than
^ == Carat > == Greater Than
% == Percent \ == Back Slash
# == Hash & == Ampersand
: == Colon

Admin User Account Password: Not Allowed
Below is the list of Special characters or Symbols that are not allowed to use in Password for Admin user account for Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

 

! == Exclamation Mark ) == Closed Round Bracket
{ == Open Curly Braces " == Double Quotes
; == Semicolon @ == At The Rate
( == Open Round Bracket } == Closed Curly Braces
[ == Open box bracket * == Asterisk
] == Closed Box Bracket , == Comma




References
Endpoint Protection 11 MR3: Installation Guide (Page 65) "SQL Server Database Settings"

Endpoint Protection 11 MR2 MP2: Installation Guide (Page 90) "Microsoft SQL Server default settings and descriptions"


Technical Information
In the Installation process the Wizard does not prompt or display any warning message if any of the above mentioned (not allowed) special characters are used in SEPM admin Password. It accepts the password but omits the characters that are not allowed. For Eg. Suppose the given is Password is @v1l1nt@ - The wizard will accept the Password as v1l1nt . Counting the asterisk will also be a good thing to confirm this.


 



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2008100219215248


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