Deploying Symantec Protection 5.1 for SharePoint Servers in a stand-alone and farm SharePoint Environment

Article:TECH89657  |  Created: 2008-01-06  |  Updated: 2009-01-01  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH89657
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Technical Solution

Issue



How to properly deploy Symantec Protection 5.1 for SharePoint either in a stand-alone or in a farm environment.


Solution



Deploying Symantec Protection 5.1 for SharePoint Servers in a stand-alone SharePoint environment
In a single-server SharePoint environment, both components of Symantec Protection 5.1 for SharePoint Servers can be installed on the same server. Also, the antivirus processing can be moved off-box by installing Symantec Scan Engine on a separate server. However, the Symantec Protection for SharePoint Console must be installed on the SharePoint server itself.




Deploying Symantec Protection 5.1 for SharePoint Servers in a farm environment
In a SharePoint farm environment, Symantec Protection 5.1 for SharePoint Servers must be deployed based on the version of SharePoint used.

    NOTE: When you install Symantec Protection for Microsoft SharePoint Servers to a back end SharePoint server, you can execute scheduled scans (but not realtime scans) from the backend servers in the farm.

  • WSS 2.0/SPS 2003: Install the Symantec Protection for SharePoint console on each front-end web server in the farm.
    Symantec Scan Engine, the other component of Symantec Protection 5.1 for SharePoint Servers, can be installed on the same server as the Symantec Protection for SharePoint console, or on a separate server.
  • WSS 3.0/MOSS 2007: When deploying Symantec Protection 5.1 for SharePoint Servers on WSS 3.0/MOSS 2007, follow the steps below.
    1. Install the Symantec Protection for SharePoint console on each front-end web server in the farm. Refer to the Symantec Protection for SharePoint Servers Implementation Guide for more details.
    2. Start the Central Administration service on each front-end web server.

      Steps:
      1. On the server that has the SharePoint Central Administration console already installed and started, access its Central Administration page. Click Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration.
      2. On the Central Administration page, click Operations. By default, Operations can be seen in the left menu under Central Administration.
      3. Under Topology and Servers, click Services on server.
      4. From the drop-down box near Server, click Change Server. A list of servers in the farm is displayed.
      5. Click on the name of a front-end web server in the farm. It should list the services that have been started (in green) or stopped (in red) on the selected server.
      6. Click Start under Action for Central Administration if the status is "Stopped".
      7. Access (remotely or directly) the front-end web server on which Central Administration service was just started.
      8. From the command prompt, run IISRESET. This command restarts the IIS services.
      9. Restart the Symantec Protection 5.1 for SharePoint Servers service. If Symantec Protection 5.1 for SharePoint Servers does not appear in the list of services, then Symantec Protection 5.1 for SharePoint Servers is not installed. Symantec Protection 5.1 for SharePoint Servers must be installed on the server.
      10. Click Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration to access this front-end web server's Central Administration page.
        Note: By default, when SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration is clicked, the first installed Central Administration console opens up. Hence, ensure that the fully qualified hostname in the URL is correct.
      11. On the Central Administration page, click Operations. By default, Operations can be seen in the left menu under Central Administration.
      12. Click the Symantec Protection 5.1 for SharePoint Servers link to access the Symantec Protection for SharePoint console. Symantec Protection for SharePoint Servers can now be configured.

        These steps must be repeated for each front-end web server in the farm.




Technical Information
Symantec Protection for SharePoint Servers includes the following components that can be installed separately or together:
  • Symantec Protection for SharePoint console
  • Symantec Scan Engine

Please refer to the Symantec Protection for SharePoint Servers Implementation Guide for system requirements.

Depending on the SharePoint environment, there are several ways in which Symantec Protection 5.1 for SharePoint Servers can be deployed.
  • Stand-alone (Single server) SharePoint environment
  • Farm environment






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