When you want to install Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager with a Microsoft SQL Server database and have more than 500 clients, you should choose Custom configuration in the Management Server Configuration Wizard. When you select this option, additional settings become available for configuration.
To provide connectivity to the database, you must install SQL Server client tools on the server that runs Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.
Using an existing database is considered an advanced installation option, and typically does not apply to new installations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Indicate whether you want Symantec to receive pseudonymous data, and then click Next to begin the database creation.
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.