Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1 (SEPM) fresh install with a new SQL database - graphical overview

Article:TECH169451  |  Created: 2011-09-13  |  Updated: 2011-10-28  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH169451
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



I need to install a fresh 12.1 SEPM using a new SQL database.  What are the steps to doing this, with screenshots?


Environment



SEPM 12.1, SQL database


Solution



SEP 12.1 has two different "versions":

  • 12.1 Enterprise Edition (EE)
  • 12.1 Small Business Edition (SBE)

Note: You can use SQL database only with Enterprise Edition. SBE is only supported with using the embedded database. For more information, please review the System Requirements document: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH163806

 

The installation process

1.) Download software from https://fileconnect.symantec.com.

2.) Once the download finishes successfully, extract the contents of the compressed file to a location of your choice.

3.) Navigate to the extracted files, then enter the SEPM folder and double-click on setup.exe:

 

The Installation Wizard will start:

 

Welcome Page:

 

License Agreement page:

 

Destination Folder. Click "Change" to install to a different folder:

 

Change Destination Folder (if necessary):

 

Ready to Install:

 

Setup Progress:

 

Once this completes successfully, configuration of the management server will begin:

 

New Splash Screen in SEP 12.1

 

Select "Custom Configuration":

 

Select the required option depending upon number of clients in your network:

 

Select "Install my first site" because this is a fresh installation; the second and third options are for adding SEPMs to existing sites for failover, load balancing, or replication:

 

Change any port number that is in use already:

 

Select "Microsoft SQL Server" for database type:

 

Select "Create a new database":

 

Select desired database authentication method:


 

Encryption password page (can be randomly generated, or user-defined):

 

Data Collection Page:

 

Preparing database:

 

Successful installation completed.

 

SEPM 12.1 login screen with password recovery option

 

Summary

  • Install SQL Server
  • Install SQL native Client Tools (if SQL is on remote machine)
  • Install SEPM
  • Select SQL database as a new database or use an existing database
  • Enter required credentials
  • Complete the installation
  • Login to SEPM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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