Installing
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
with a custom configuration

When you want to install
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
with a Microsoft SQL Server database or want to install multiple sites, you should choose
Custom configuration
in the
Management Server Configuration Wizard
. When you select this option, additional settings become available.
To provide connectivity to the database, you must install SQL Server client tools on the server that runs
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
.
  1. To install
    Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
    with a custom configuration:
  2. In the
    Management Server Configuration Wizard
    , click
    Custom configuration for new installation
    , and then click
    Next
    .
    If you have fewer than 500 computers, Symantec recommends that you click
    Default configuration for new installation
    .
  3. Click
    Install my first site
    , and then click
    Next
    .
    The following options are for advanced installations and do not apply to first-time installations of
    Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
    :
  4. On this screen, you can customize the following settings, and then click
    Next
    :
    • Site name
    • Server name
    • Port numbers
      You should contact your network administrator before you make changes to the default
      Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
      port configurations.
    • The location of the
      Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
      server data folder
      If there is not enough available free space on the drive on which
      Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
      is installed, relocate the server data folder to an alternate drive.
  5. On the database selection screen, click
    Microsoft SQL Server database
    and then click
    Next
    .
    • If you select the
      Default Microsoft SQL Server Express database
      for a custom configuration for 5,000 clients or less, go to step 9. However, the rest of this procedure assumes that you select the Microsoft SQL Server database.
    • Check with your SQL database administrator to confirm whether or not the automatic database maintenance tasks should be enabled.
    • Symantec recommends that you host the SQL Server and
      Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
      on separate physical servers.
    • For information on supported versions of Microsoft SQL Server, see the system requirements for Symantec Endpoint Protection.
  6. Click
    Create a new database
    , and then click
    Next
    .
    Using an existing database is considered an advanced installation option, and typically does not apply to new installations.
  7. On the
    Step One: Database Server Authentication
    screen, fill in the details for the SQL Server to which
    Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
    connects, and then click
    Connect to database
    .
    If the database connection is successful, the
    Step Two: New Database Creation
    section becomes available.
  8. Under
    Step Two: New Database Creation
    , fill in the details to create a new database, and then click
    Next
    .
    For questions regarding either
    Database Server Authentication
    or
    Database Creation
    , contact your SQL Server database administrator.
  9. Enter company name, a password for the default administrator admin, and an email address.
    Alternately, you can add details to use a specified mail server.
  10. Click
    Send Test Email
    . Once you verify that you receive the test email, click
    Next
    .
    Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
    sends password recovery information and other important notifications to this email account, so you should not proceed with configuration if you do not receive the email.
  11. Create an encryption password, or choose to use a random password, and then click
    Next
    .
    This password is used to protect the communication between clients and
    Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
    , and is stored in the
    Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
    recovery file.
  12. Indicate whether you want to run LiveUpdate as part of the installation. If you run LiveUpdate as part of a new installation, content is more readily available for the clients you deploy. Click
    Next
    You can also add the optional
    Partner Information
    , if a partner manages your Symantec licenses.
  13. Indicate whether you want Symantec to receive pseudonymous data, and then click
    Next
    to begin the database creation.
  14. After the database is created and initialized (which may take several minutes), click
    Finish
    .
    The
    Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
    console logon screen appears if you leave the option checked to launch
    Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
    . Once you log on, you can begin client deployment.
You can find a configuration summary in the following location on the server where
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
is installed:
ProgramFiles
\Symantec\
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
\tomcat\etc\SEPMConfigurationSummaryInfo.txt