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Is SQL Server Enterprise always a system requirement for installing Symantec Critical System Protection?

Created: 06 Feb 2013 • Updated: 11 Feb 2013 | 1 comment
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Background for my question:

Currently I do not use Symantec Critical System Protection. I notice that the published system requirements for Symantec Critical System Protection specifies SQL Server Enterprise. Currently, I use a hardware Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM).  In the near future I plan to replace it with a Virtual SEPM.  After I have the Virtual SEPM in place, I plan to expand that SEPM's management ability to manage Symantec endpoints that are not in my WAN.  That means setting up a public IP Address for that SEPM so that the 'out of WAN' clients can be managed by the SEPM. My total SEP client count is about 550.  I want to install SCSP on that Virtual SEPM to harden it, considering it will be a public facing server. That will be the only use of SCSP in my environment.  Now, the question...

Question:

When installing SCSP in the scenario above is SQL Server Enterprise still a requirement?  I ask because I will have no SCSP endpoints to manage, nor will I have any other servers managed by SCSP. So, I do not see that will have a need for the robustness of the Enterprise version of SQL.  SQL Server Enterprise is rather expensive.  Is there another alternative besides SQL Server Enterprise?

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Alex_CST's picture

No, a single standalone SCSP will be fine with the embedded install of SQL 2005 Express - use that and you're golden.

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