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For the current System Requirements for Symantec Endpoint Encryption 11.3.0, click here.
For the current System Requirements for Symantec Endpoint Encryption 11.3.1, click here.
This information in this article is kept for historical reference only and is no longer updated. See the System Requirements pages above for updated information.
This article detailed the system requirements for version 11.3.x of the Symantec Endpoint Encryption Management Server.
You can install
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 2019||4.7 (For Symantec Endpoint Encryption 11.3.0 and later)|
|Microsoft Windows Server 2016||4.6.2 (For Symantec Endpoint Encryption 11.1.3 and later)|
|Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2||4.5.2|
Note: The table lists the minimum supported versions of .NET Framework. The current highest supported version is 4.7.1.
You can install Symantec Endpoint Encryption Management Server on the following virtualized computers:
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 of memory as your database size grows.
|Free disk space||80 GB|
You can install and host Symantec Endpoint Encryption Management Server using the following cloud hosting services:
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 with NTFS the disk that stores the log files.
You can install the Symantec Endpoint Encryption database on either a physical computer or a VMware ESXi 6.5, VMware ESXi 5.5, or VMware ESXi 5.1 virtual machine.
Supported versions of Microsoft SQL Server
|SQL Server version||On the Symantec Endpoint Encryption Management Server||On a dedicated computer|
|SQL Server 2017 Enterprise||Yes||Yes|
|SQL Server 2016 Enterprise SP2 (64-bit)||Yes||Yes|
|SQL Server 2016 Standard SP2 (64-bit)||Yes||Yes|
|SQL Server 2014 Enterprise SP3 (64-bit)||Yes||Yes|
|SQL Server 2014 Standard SP3 (64-bit)||Yes||Yes|
|SQL Server 2012 Enterprise SP4 (64-bit)||Yes||Yes|
Used and unused features of SQL Servers by Symantec Endpoint Encryption 11.3.x
|Database 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 Symantec Endpoint Encryption. 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 Symantec Endpoint Encryption.|
|Integration Services||Symantec Endpoint Encryption recognizes whatever is set to default.|