The installation of Symantec Endpoint Encryption 11 includes installing the software, connecting and configuring the software with the database, installing the Management Console, and then adding snap-ins for the desired clients. Prior to installing the software, make sure your computer meets the prerequisites in the following section.
Completing the installation of the Symantec Endpoint Encryption consists of the following steps:
Before you install Symantec Endpoint Encryption
Complete the following tasks before you attempt to install Symantec Endpoint Encryption:
Running the installation MSI
The installer can be started by running the SEE Management Server.msi file on your Symantec Endpoint Encryption Management Server or by using the command line to start the installer.
Note: Symantec recommends installing via the command line which allows you to specify an output log file that you can use to troubleshoot any installation problems.
To run the installer:
It is recommended to use a dedicated database server. However, you can also install the Symantec Endpoint Encryption database locally on the Symantec Endpoint Encryption Management Server if you install a supported version of Microsoft SQL Server.
To connect to the database:
Even though the Database Configuration page lets you specify custom configuration settings, it is recommended to accept the default configuration settings. If needed, you can change the database configuration settings later using the Microsoft SQL Server tool of your choice.
Warning: Do not use the Symantec Endpoint Encryption Configuration Manager to change configuration settings. The size settings can only be increased and not decreased. In addition, changing the paths requires you to detach and reattach the Symantec Endpoint Encryption database.
Configure the database
Note: After the initial installation is complete, see article HOWTO101973 Configuring the Symantec Endpoint Encryption Management Server.