How to install Symantec Protection Center

Article:TECH93314  |  Created: 2009-01-07  |  Updated: 2009-01-08  |  Article URL
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This document describes how to install Symantec Protection Center.


To install Symantec Protection Center
  1. Uninstall any third-party virus protection software from the computer.
  2. Insert and display the product disc.
    The installation should start automatically. If it does not start, double-click Setup.exe.

    If you downloaded the product, unzip the folder and extract the entire product disc image to a physical disc, such as a hard disk. Run Setup.exe from the physical disc. See your Windows documentation for information about extracting files from a compressed folder.
  3. Click Install Symantec Endpoint Protection.
    This option installs the Symantec Protection Center management console on the computer.

    This option also allows you to install clients that are managed by Symantec Protection Center.
  4. In the Welcome panel, click Next.
  5. In the License Agreement panel, click I accept the terms in the license agreement, and then click Next.
  6. In the Destination Folder panel, accept the default destination folder or specify another destination folder, and then click Next.
  7. Click Install.
  8. In the Administrator Settings panel, specify your company name.
  9. In the Administrator Account Creation panel, specify the administrator account password, and then type it again to confirm.
  10. In the Administrator Account Creation panel, specify the email address that receives reports and notifications.
  11. Click Next.
  12. In the Email Server Communication Settings panel, accept the default server name and port number or specify other values.
  13. In the Email Server Communication Settings panel, click Send Test Email to send a test email message to the email address that is associated with the account.
  14. Click Next.
  15. Review the management server port settings.
  16. In the installation wizard, click Next to create the database.
  17. Wait while the database is created and initialized.
  18. Optionally, migrate your Symantec legacy virus protection installation.

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