This article details the system requirements for the version 11.2.x of the Symantec Endpoint Encryption Management Server.
The article will be updated as additional platforms or other system requirements are tested and added.
- Versions of Symantec Endpoint Encryption Management Server 11.1.x earlier than 11.1.3 should not be used.
- The Microsoft Windows operating systems that are listed in this KB article are supported only with all of the latest hot fixes and security patches from Microsoft.
- Symantec Endpoint Encryption requires one or more Active Directory domains to host the Symantec Endpoint Encryption Management Server. You can also synchronize Symantec Endpoint Encryption with Active Directory.
Removed support for the following SQL Server 2008 versions
|11.2.1||February 15, 2019|
Added the following table:
Used and unused features in SQL by Symantec Endpoint Encryption version 11.2.x
|11.2.1||February 15, 2019|
Supported operating systems
You can install Symantec Endpoint Encryption Management Server on the following operating systems:
Note: Only English operating systems have been tested and are currently supported.
- Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Datacenter, with updates
- Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard, with updates
- Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, with updates
- Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, with updates
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1
.NET Framework Requirements
You must make sure that .NET is enabled before you can install the components.
Depending on the version of Microsoft Windows Server that you use, Symantec Endpoint Encryption Management Server requires the following versions of .NET Framework:
|Operating system||Required version of .NET Framework|
|Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2||4.5.2|
|Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2||4.5.2|
|Microsoft Windows Server 2016||
4.6.2 (For Symantec Endpoint Encryption 11.1.3 and later)
Note: The table lists the minimum supported versions of .NET Framework. The current highest supported version is 4.7.1.
Supported virtual computers
You can install Symantec Endpoint Encryption Management Server on the following virtualized computers:
- VMware ESXi 5.5
- VMware ESXi 5.1
- VMware ESXi 6.5
Prerequisite Server Roles, Features, and Tools
Please refer to HOWTO101921 for a full list that must be installed before install
Minimum Hardware Requirements
|Processor||1.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or higher, or the equivalent.
Symantec recommends that you use a 2.0 GHz or faster processor.
Symantec recommends that you increase the amount memory as your database size grows.
|Free disk space||80 GB|
Supported cloud hosting services
You can install and host Symantec Endpoint Encryption Management Server using the following cloud hosting services:
- Amazon Web Services
- Microsoft Azure
Note: Symantec Endpoint Encryption Management Server has not yet been tested for compatibility with Microsoft Azure SQL.
Symantec Endpoint Encryption database system requirements
Microsoft SQL Server
The Symantec Endpoint Encryption database can reside on a dedicated database server or on the Symantec Endpoint Encryption Management Server. Symantec recommends that you install your database on a dedicated database server. If you have located the instance on a dedicated database server, the database server does not need to belong to an Active Directory domain.
Symantec recommends that you store the data file and log files on separate physical disks. You should format the disk that stores the log files with the NTFS file system.
You can install the Symantec Endpoint Encryption database on either a physical computer or a VMware ESXi 5.1, VMware ESXi 5.5, or VMware ESXi 6.5 virtual machine.
Supported versions of Microsoft SQL Server
|SQL Server Version||On the Symantec Endpoint
|On a dedicated computer|
|SQL Server 2016 Enterprise (64-bit)||Yes||Yes|
|SQL Server 2016 Standard (64-bit)||Yes||Yes|
|SQL Server 2014 Enterprise (64-bit)||Yes||Yes|
|SQL Server 2014 Standard (64-bit)||Yes||Yes|
|SQL Server 2014 Express with
Advanced Services (64-bit)
|SQL Server 2012 Enterprise, SP1 (64-bit)||Yes||Yes|
|SQL Server 2012 Standard, SP1 (64-bit)||Yes||Yes|
|SQL Server 2012 Express with Advanced
Services, SP1 (64-bit)
Used and unused features of SQL Servers by Symantec Endpoint Encryption version 11.2.x:
|Databases replication and mirroring features||OFF by default|
|Change data capture feature||OFF by default|
|Change tracking feature||OFF by default|
|SQL Agent||Disabled by default|
|Ad hoc distributed queries||OFF by default|
|Common language runtime (CLR) integration||OFF by default|
|Dedicated administrator connection (DAC) – Remote||OFF by default|
|Database Mail||Disabled by default|
|OLE Automation stored procedures||OFF by default|
|Service Broker||Disabled by default|
|SQL Mail||OFF by default|
|xp_cmdshell||OFF by default|
|Support of Partially Contained Database||OFF by default|
|Support of Windows mount points||This is not managed by SEE. If the SQL version supports this function, then it should work as is.|
|SQL Collations Requirement||By default this is selected by installation and certified using default English-Language (US) as locale.|
|Database Engine Services||In use by SEE|
|Integration Services||SEE understands whatever is set to default.|