You perform several tasks to install the management server and the console. In the installation wizard, a green check mark appears next to each completed task.
You may need to edit the security policies to allow the virtual service accounts to run correctly for Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2 or later. Earlier operating systems are not affected, but require Network Service to be present in security policies.
As of 12.1.6, the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager installation automatically changes local security policies to grant the correct user rights to Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager virtual service accounts. If domain policies do not comply with the required user rights, a warning appears with more information and identifies which domain policies you must change. A warning also appears if the domain policies cannot be read.
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Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager requires full access to the system registry for installation and normal operation. To prepare a Windows Server 2003 computer on which you plan to remotely install Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager, you must first allow remote control on the computer. When you connect with Remote Desktop, you must also use a console session or shadow the console session in Remote Desktop.
For the most current system requirements, see: Release Notes and System Requirements for all versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Network Access Control
Some Symantec products may cause conflicts with Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager when they are installed on the same server. For information about any necessary configuration changes in those products, see Software compatibility with Symantec Endpoint Protection.
To install Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
If you downloaded the product, extract the entire installation file to a physical disk, such as a hard disk. Run Setup.exe from the physical disk.
If you have a product disc, insert it into the optical drive. The installation should start automatically. If it does not start, open the disc, and then double-click Setup.exe.
In the Symantec Endpoint Protection Installation Program dialog box, click Install Symantec Endpoint Protection, and then click Install Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.
Review the sequence of installation events, and then click Next to begin.
In the License Agreement panel, click I accept the terms in the license agreement, and then click Next.
In the Destination Folder panel, accept the default destination folder or specify another destination folder, and then click Next.
The installation process begins for the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager management server and console. When the installation is complete, click Next.
After the initial installation completes, you configure the server and database. Click Next.
The Management Server Configuration Wizard starts.
You configure the management server according to your requirements. Follow the on-screen instructions to specify the type of configuration, the settings for the administrator and for mail server communications. You also choose whether 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.
After the server and the database configuration, click Next to create the database.
Click Finish to complete the configuration.
The Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console logon screen appears if you leave the option checked to launch Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager. Once you log in, you can begin client deployment.