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Symantec Endpoint Protection Integration Component Prerequisites

Created: 29 Jul 2008 • Updated: 29 Jul 2008
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This outlines the systems requirements, prerequisite components, and solutions for the Altiris Symantec Endpoint Protection Integration Component.

Source: Altiris Platform Requirements

From page 29-31 of Altiris Notification Server 6.0 SP3 Help

System Requirements

There are system requirements for both the Notification Server computer as well as the client computers you install the Altiris Agent on. Review all requirements before installing the software.

Notification Server

You must meet these requirements before the installation of this product.


You cannot install Notification Server on a computer that is functioning as a Domain Controller. Notification Server sets up local groups during installation, and local groups cannot be created on a computer that is functioning as a Domain Controller.


Notification Server does not support Chinese characters in computer and database names. Therefore, the name of the computer on which you are installing Notification Server cannot have Chinese characters and your Notification Database cannot be named with Chinese characters.


To configure the server to support thousands of computers, we recommend faster processors and more memory.

Minimum Requirements

Hardware Requirement Description

  • Processor Pentium III 800 MHz or higher
  • RAM 1 GB
  • File System NTFS system partition
  • Disk Space 105 MB for Notification Server and components
  • 1 GB for SQL Server database


If you plan to use SQL Server as the database for Notification Server, be sure to install it prior to running the Software Prerequisites Wizard. The wizard will check for a SQL database and if one is not present, you will be asked to install MSDE.


If you are upgrading from Notification Server 5.x, we recommend you double the size of your database before installation. The Notification Database now supports double-byte characters.

Note: The MSDE database may be used; however, we do not recommend it for a production environment.

Software Requirements

Software Description

  • Operating System Windows Server 2003 SP1 or later version.
  • Windows 2000 Server SP4.
  • SQL Database Microsoft SQL Server 2005.
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 SP3 (recommended) or later version.

This should be restricted to 50 percent of available memory.

  • Microsoft MSDE 2000 (approved, but recommended for evaluation purposes only).
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Internet Information
  • Services (IIS) Microsoft IIS 5.0 (requires the Web server to be hosted on
  • NTFS). This component is not installed by default with Windows
  • 2000. For Windows 2003, enable ASPNET.
  • Microsoft .NET
  • Framework 1.1 Notification Server uses Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1.
  • Web Browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 and 7.0.

Altiris Console

The Altiris Console is the interface for Notification Server. You can run the Altiris Console from any computer on the network that fits the following requirements:

  • Windows 2000/XP/2003 or Windows NT with SP 6a.
  • Internet Explorer 6 and 7.

Altiris Agent Requirements


  • 8 MB available Hard Disk (more required to install additional Solution agents and software packages if using Software Delivery Solution)
  • 64 MB RAM

Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows Me Computers

  • Current version of DCOM

Windows Me comes with the required version of DCOM

  • Internet Explorer 4.01 SP1
  • Microsoft TCP/IP

Windows NT 4 Computers

  • Service Pack 4
  • Internet Explorer 4.01 SP1
  • Local administrator rights on the computer to install the Altiris Agent on the Windows NT computer
  • Microsoft TCP/IP
  • Windows 2000/XP/2003 Computers
  • Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Local administrator rights on the computer to install the Altiris Agent on the Windows 2000/XP/2003 computer


Microsoft Windows XP enables Simple File Sharing during installation. Simple File Sharing must be turned off for you to install the Altiris Agent to the Windows XP computer.

Microsoft XP SP2 with firewall enabled

  • Unblock ports 80 and 445. After installation, these ports can be re-blocked.
  • Create an exception for the Altiris Agent in the Windows Firewall dialog.
Note: If all Altiris Agents are installed in one location, a group policy can be applied to create the exception on all XP SP2 computers. Agents running separately also require separate exceptions. Example: Deployment Server Agent (DS), Carbon Copy Agent.

Prerequisite Components and Solutions

The following components and solutions are required before installing the Symantec Endpoint Protection Integration Component

Platform Components

  • Notification Server 6.0 with Service Pack 3
  • Altiris Console 6.5
  • Task Server 6.0


  • Connector Solution
  • Limited Export

Symantec Endpoint Protection Integration Component

There are three installers that make up the Integration Component