Control Compliance Suite - ( CCS ) Federal Toolkit v9.0 Quick Install Guide

Article:TECH116539  |  Created: 2009-01-08  |  Updated: 2009-01-11  |  Article URL
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      Installing CCS Federal Toolkit From The Distribution CD
    1. Log on to the server designated as the CCS Federal Toolkit server with administrative credentials.

    2. Insert the CCS Federal Toolkit CD. The installer selection dialog should start automatically. If it does not, navigate to the CD and double-click on Setup.exe. You can also copy the file Setup_Server.exe to your hard drive and execute it directly to speed up the installation process.

    3. To install the server software, select Install Server Software. When running from the CD it may take a short while before the installer appears.

    4. To install the workstation client software, select Install Navigator Desktop Software. If your workstation does not already have a compliant Java Runtime installed you will need to install one in order to use the Navigator client software. A suitable Java installation is available on the CCS Federal Toolkit installation CD and can be installed by selecting Install Java Runtime. If you are uncertain, you can install the Navigator client first and install the Java Runtime later if it is needed.

    5. The distribution CD also contains an assessment agent that can be installed on Windows clients. While the CCS Federal Toolkit server can perform assessments without an agent, using it makes the assessment process more efficient and does not require enabling “File and Printer Sharing.” The assessment agent requires that .Net 2 be installed prior to running the installer. Refer to the Help on the CCS Federal Toolkit Server for more details on assessing via an agent or agentless.
            To install the agent, insert the distribution CD into each client machine and click the Install Assessment Agent button when the Setup window appears.

            The installer for the agent is a single MSI file in the top-level directory of the distribution CD called Setup_Passive_Agent.msi, so it can easily be distributed via other methods such as SMS.

    Running CCS Federal Toolkit Navigator for the First Time:

      1. Launch the Navigator application by selecting Start ==> All Programs ==> Symantec Control Compliance ==> CCS Federal Toolkit Navigator from the start button.
        2. When the application is started, the user is prompted to specify the CCS Federal Toolkit server to manage. To configure this, press the 'Manage" button on the Login window. At the prompt, enter the IP address or the host name of the CCS Federal Toolkit server and press "OK" and then "Done". The CCS Federal Toolkit Login screen has a drop down list to select the desired CCS Federal Toolkit Server. Once the proper one is listed, enter the local or domain account to access the CCS Federal Toolkit server. Press the "Login" button to connect to the server.
          3. Go to the Tools menu and select "Server Settings". Click on the Licensing tab to display the licensing activation tool. Copy the license key from the license text file (or the e-mail that was sent to you) and paste it into the "Activation Key" field. Press the "Update" button and close the tool by pressing the "Done" button.
            4. Go to the Tools menu and launch the "Group Manager". This will allow you to define your computers to be assessed and to add the credentials for the assessment. Click the "Add" button on the bottom left of the screen to create a group name. Once the name is created, highlight that name and press the "Add" button below the name drop-down on the "Targets To Apply This To". Provide a name and press the "create" button. Now click the "Add" button below the "Mode" title. Select Type "IPv4" and mode "Union". Enter the IP Address you wish to assess in the notation box. This can be a comma-separate list, CIDR notation, a range like, or a combination of any of these. When finished, press the "Create" button.
              5. Next, click the "Add" button below the Common Attributes section. Select Attribute type "Normal Account" and enter an account name and password for an account that has administrative rights to the machines to be assessed. More than one set of credentials can be added. The system will step through each set until it finds a pair that works for the host being assessed.
                6. Next, launch the Task Scheduler from the Tools menu. Create a task name like you did for the group name. Highlight that task name and click the "Add" button below the "Scope List" drop-down. Select the Scope name that you created earlier.
                  7. Click the "Active" check box in the "When To Do This" section of the window and configure an assessment schedule. Press the "Save" button to save the schedule. To force an immediate assessment, press the right arrow button (looks like the play button on a DVD player). The status viewer will launch and provide feedback on which targets are discovered and which are being assessed. Press the "Exit" button on the Task Manager to close the window.
                    8. Pressing the refresh button on the Navigator application will refresh the host status as the assessments progress.

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