Updated on 10th July'12
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
Let's see the installation process:
Download Software from https://symantec.flexnetoperations.com, it's a zip file & size is around 1.5 GB
From SEP 12.1 RU1 onwards Symantec is giving an options to download full product in two parts i.e par1 & part 2 or download individual files like SEPM setup, SEP 32 bit setup, SEP 64 bit setup, Tools as per requirement.
It gives more levarage to the Symantec customer to choose what he wants. In many cases it's seen that customer used to required only SEP setup and unnecssarily he had to download entire zip file which is around 1.5 GB in size.
Once the download finishes successfully, extract the contents of the compressed file to a location of your choice.
Navigate to the extracted files, then enter the SEPM folder and double-click on setup.exe:
Setup Initialization Process will start:
License Agreement page:
Destination Folder. Click "Change" to install to a different folder:
Change Destination Folder if necessary:
Ready to Install:
Once Setup Complete successfully,Ready for configuring the management server:
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:
Either option you will have to select, we will check use an existing database:
Enter required credentials:
Set your SEPM login password:
Encryption password page (can be randomly generated, or user-defined):
Data Collection Page:
Successful installation completed.
SEPM 12.1 login screen with password recovery option:
Public KB now available: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH169451