When attempting to install the Symantec Endpoint Encryption Management Server/Console version 11.1.1 or above, you receive an error message that one of the SQL Server feature packs are required in order to complete the installation.
It can be difficult to locate the appropriate files that need to be installed before the installation of Endpoint Encryption can proceed. This article will serve as a step by step process to download the necessary files.
After running the "Server suite" .msi, you may receive one of the following error messages before the installer will load:
"SQL Server System CLR Types is required in order to install this software."
"Microsoft SQL Server Management Objects is required in order to install this software"
Starting with Symantec Endpoint Encryption version 11.1.1, the "SQL Server System CLR Types" and the "SQL Server Management Objects" feature packs are needed to install the Endpoint Encryption Management Server/Console. Depending on your environment, these may already be installed. You will receive this warning if they are not installed.
Install the 32-bit SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Feature Packs for "SQL Server System CLR Types" and "SQL Server Shared Management Objects."
The packages need to be installed on the machine that you are installing the Symantec Endpoint Encryption Management Server on and in the correct order listed above.
The 32-bit version of the SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 package is required regardless of which version of SQL Server you are using. For example, even if Server 2012, or Server 2016 64-bit is in use, the SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 32-bit packages must still be installed. The 2008 R2 SP1 packages are required for the SEEMS to function properly.
Process for installing the SQL Server System CLR Types and Management Objects feature packs: