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SEPM 12.1 Fresh install with SQL database - graphical overview

Created: 31 Jul 2011 • Updated: 24 Sep 2014 | 22 comments
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Updated on 10th July'12

 

Hello Everyone,

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 customers 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:

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 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:

Preparing database:

Successful installation completed.

 

SEPM 12.1 login screen with password recovery option:

* Summary

• Install SQL Server
• Install  SQL native client 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

 

Public KB now available: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH169451  

 

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RSASKA's picture

First Class!

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durkinr's picture

When SQL Express is installed and the instance name defaults to SQLEXPRESS, the database server name will be SERVERNAME\SQLEXPRESS. The port may also be different, on our server it was in the 49000 range.

 

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Cameron_W's picture

SQL Express is not supported with the SEPM.

If I was able to help resolve your issue please mark my post as solution.

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AvinashBharatharaj's picture

A very much required article. Thank you

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Gurupreet's picture

Nice article

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Chetan Savade's picture

Thanks to all !!!

Chetan Savade
Sr.Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support
CCNA | CCNP | MCSE | SCTS |

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Constantine's picture

well done,

its very usefull article.

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Prem Thakur's picture

Thanks forposting such informative article!!!

 

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Ch@gGynelL_12's picture

Now it's easy as one, two, three..

 

Thanks for the Article. Truly helps.. yes

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MarkOD UK's picture

will it work with MS SQL 2012 ?

has it been tested on MS SQL 2012?

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Mick2009's picture

This article may help:

SQL 2012 supportibility with SEPM
Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH200682 
 

With thanks and best regards,

Mick

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John Santana's picture

thanks Man !

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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Please be nice to me as I'm newbie in this forum.

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Mick2009's picture

"Thumbs up" - just adding a helpful cross-ref to a video overview:

Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1 Fresh Install - SQL Database
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/videos/symantec-endpoint-protection-manager-121-fresh-install-sql-database

With thanks and best regards,

Mick

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subhashsa222's picture

Dear Chetan,

Please share graphical Upgradation process for SEPM 12.1 RU1 MP1 to 12.1.3(RU3)

Suggest for below setup:
1. One SEPM 12.1 RU1 MP1 server with loadbalancer and the backend is SQL 2005 SP1.
2. The main site having on Replication partner with embadded database.

so there are 3 SEPM, 1 SQL, 1 Embadded database

Total Clients=6600+

Regards
Subhash Savarkar

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Chetan Savade's picture

Hi,

You still need help on this? If yes I can check with the test environment.

Chetan Savade
Sr.Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support
CCNA | CCNP | MCSE | SCTS |

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Chetan Savade's picture

Hello Everyone,

Previously we used to download the latest software from https://fileconnect.symantec.com  Now It has been changed to https://symantec.flexnetoperations.com.

Currently old URL is redirecting to the new one.

Chetan Savade
Sr.Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support
CCNA | CCNP | MCSE | SCTS |

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Hi Chetan,

Thanks for Reply :)

I have completed upgradation of SEPM before a week ago.

Currently I am using SEPM 12.1 RU3

Regards
Subhash Savarkar

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