Install the Endpoint Encryption Management Console

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Prior to installing the Management Concole, confirm that the following prerequisites are met.

Prerequisites

  • Management Console System Requirements
    For an updated list of system requirements for Management Console, see article TECH224479.
     
  • Prerequisite Software
    For an article on installing prerequisite software for the Symantec Endpoint Encryption Management Console, see article TECH226145
     
  • Domain Membership
    The Management Console computer must be a member of an Active Directory forest or domain.
     
  • Admin Tools
    The Management Console computer requires the Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools.
     

Installing the Management Console

The Symantec Endpoint Encryption Management Agent installation wizard installs the Management Console, during installation, you must indicate if you use token authentication in your environment, and how the Management Console will connect to the Symantec Endpoint Encryption database.

  1. Use your Policy Administrator account to log on to the computer where you want to install the Management Console.
    See article TECH225278 for more information about the User and System Accounts Required by Symantec Endpoint Encryption.
     
  2. Within the downloaded files zip folder for Symantec Endpoint Encryption, locate the installer file for your operating system.
     
  3. Run the installer for your operating system;

    • For 32-bit operating systems, run the SEE Management Agent.MSI file.
    • For 64-bit operating systems, run the SEE Management Agent x64.MSI file.
       
  4. On the Welcome page, click Next.
     
  5. On the Symantec Endpoint Encryption Multi-Factor Authentication page, click Next.
     
  6. On the License agreement page, click I accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next.
     
  7. On the Token Authentication page, select whether or not you plan to use tokens to authenticate client computers. If planning to use token authentication, select the type of token that you intend to use.

    Note: The option that you select here affects the settings in your client installation packages.
     
  8. Click Next.
     
  9. The Destination Folder page is displayed, you can change where the installer stores the Management Console program files. To choose a different location click Change, or accept the default destination and click Next.
     
  10. On the Database Server page, click Use SEE Server to install the Management Console with the default settings.
     
  11. In the Database Server field, choose the Microsoft SQL Server instance that hosts the Symantec Endpoint Encryption database. To select from a list of instances click Browse, or enter the NetBIOS name of the instance.
     
  12. In the Database Name field, do one of the following:

    • Accept the default name SEEMSDb if you created your database with the default name.
    • Enter the name of your database if you created the database with a custom unique name.
       
  13. Click Enable TLS/SSL if you configured your database to use TLS/SSL encryption.
     
  14. If you configured the database server use a custom port, click Custom port and then enter the custom port number.
     
  15. In the Authentication section, you must enter the credentials of the Policy Administrator account. Symantec Endpoint Encryption uses this account to authenticate with the Symantec Endpoint Encryption database.

    Choose one of the following:

    • To use the credentials of the currently logged on Microsoft Windows user, click Windows Authentication.
    • To enter the credentials of a SQL account, click SQL Server Authentication and enter the SQL credentials of the Policy Administrator account. See article http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH225278 for more information about the User and System Accounts Required by Symantec Endpoint Encryption.
       
  16. Click Next. The installation wizard authenticates to the database server specified and verifies that the account credentials are correct.
     
  17. On the Symantec Endpoint Encryption Management Password page, enter the Management Password. See article TECH225649 for more information.
     
  18. Click Next.
     
  19. On the Ready to Install the Program page, click Install.
     
  20. Once complete, click Finish.

 

Note: See article HOWTO102649 on how to install client and utility snap-ins in the Endpoint Encryption Management Console.