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Which version of SQL server is good for SEPM servers

Created: 11 Jan 2013 • Updated: 10 Feb 2013 | 3 comments
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Hello all,

I am new to administering SEPM. So, anya  help provided is greatly appreciated.

we have 3 SEPM servers and all are using internal db's. We have about 1400 clients that we monitor.

What are the recommendation for moving the DB to SQL server? and guide lines or pointer are helpful.



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Brɨan's picture

I would use the latest you can get

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Support for Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) 11.x and 12.1

Article:TECH138896  |  Created: 2010-09-01  |  Updated: 2012-08-03  |  Article URL

SQL 2012 supportibility with SEPM

Article:TECH200682  |  Created: 2012-12-10  |  Updated: 2012-12-10  |  Article URL

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pete_4u2002's picture

its always recommednded to use the latest version vailable as it has improved performance and other features. SEPM support SQL 2012.

Mithun Sanghavi's picture


The Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager includes an embedded database, and this is the only choice in Small Business Edition. In the enterprise version, you may use the embedded database or one of the following versions of Microsoft SQL Server:

  • SQL Server 2005, SP4
  • SQL Server 2008
  • SQL Server 2008 R2
  • SQL Server 2012

Note: If you install the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager and the SQL database on the same computer, a minimum of 4 GB of RAM is recommended.


Hope that helps!!


Mithun Sanghavi
Associate Security Architect


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