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Created: 08 Jul 2012 • Updated: 09 Jul 2012 | 4 comments
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When I'l install SEPM 12.1 on windows 2008 which features of IIS should I install ? Should I install all the features (including IIS management service,IIS Management scripts and tools, IIS 6 management compatibility ) or only the IIS management console ?

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David-Z's picture


The SEPM for 12.1 does not require IIS to be installed. It comes bundled with a preconfigured copy of Apache.

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 System Requirements:

Installation and Migration documents for SEP 12.1:

Hope that helps!

David Z.

Senior Program Manager, Symantec Corporation

Enterprise Security, Mobility and Management

Leo Young's picture

SEP 12.1 uses apache for HTTP server. so you don't need to install any features of IIS.

Sayan's picture

If IIS is installed, verify the necessary components are installed

  1. Go to Administrative Tools and run Server Manager, or click the Server Manager Icon on the taskbar.
  2. Choose Roles on the left side.
  3. In the Role Services section near the bottom, verify the following Role Services are listed. If one or more are missing, then clickAdd Role Services to add them.
    • ASP.NET with CGI
    • IIS 6.0 Management Compatibility including all sub-categories: IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility, IIS 6 WMI Compatibility, IIS 6 Scripting Tools, IIS 6 Management Console

If IIS is not installed:

  1. Go to Administrative Tools and run Server Manager, or click the Server Manager Icon on the taskbar.
  2. Choose Roles on the left side. Check to see Web Server (IIS) is listed in the Roles Summary window.
  3. If IIS is not installed, Click Add Roles on the right side.
  4. The Select Server Roles screen appears. Choose Web Server (IIS),
  5. The Select Role Services screen appears.
  6. Select the following Role ServicesASP.NET, CGI, and IIS 6.0 Management Compatibility with all sub-categories.
  7. Click next and allow Server 2008 to complete the installation of IIS.

Checking Permissions on IIS:

Permissions for each website can be examined under Authentication in the IIS Manager for each web site.

  1. From the Server Manager, on the left side. expand Web Server (IIS), and click Internet Information Services Manager.
  2. Another nested window appears on the right that contains the Internet Information Services Manager.
  3. Under the server name, click Sites.
  4. Click each site and highlight Authentication on the right.
  5. On the far right, under Actions, choose Edit Permissions
  6. Click the Security tab to verify permissions for SYSTEM are set to Full Control.
  7. IIS_USERS should have Read & executeList Folder Contents and Read access by default.
    • Note that what you see here might not reflect any Group Policies that may be applied. Check with your Active Directory administrators to see if any further security has been applied to these accounts with regard to IIS.
Chetan Savade's picture


As everyone stated, IIS dependency is removed from SEP 12.1

IIS is replaced with Tomcat Apache.

Chetan Savade
Sr.Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support

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