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Symantec Endpoint Protection: SEP Manager Prerequisites - MS SQL 2008 Client Tools

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The purpose of this guide is to provide information to successfully install the MS SQL client tools for the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) to function properly when installed on Windows 2008.

Information Technology personnel responsible for support of the SEP environment, or Server Administrator personnel responsible for the support of MS SQL.

It is assumed that the personnel implementing the steps in this guide have basic knowledge of administering the Windows Server 2008 operating system.

1. An administrator privileged account must be used.

SEPM – Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
MS SQL - Microsoft Structured Query Language

I was unable to locate other sources that provided the same information contained herein. Other sources make mention to the MS SQL client tools required, but do not provide the steps to install them.

1. Logon to the SEPM server with an administrator privileged account.
2. Browse to X:\SQL2008EE\SQLFULL_ENU. Where X: represents the drive the media is on.
3. Run Setup.EXE. Click Continue when prompted.
4. Click Installation from the left hand menu.
SQL Server Installation Center5. Click New SQL Server stand-alone installation or add features to an existing installation.
SQL Server Installation Center6. Confirm that the Setup Support Rules completed successfully.
7. Click OK.
SQL Server 2008 Setup8. Confirm the Product Key is correct and click Next.
SQL Server 2008 Setup - Product Key9. Accept the license terms and click Next.
SQL Server 2008 Setup - License10. Click Install.
11. Confirm that the Setup Support Rules completed successfully.
12. Click Next.
SQL Server 2008 Setup - Support Rules13. Check the Client Tools Connectivity feature under Shared Features.
15. Click Next.
a. Please wait will be displayed for a few moments.
16. Confirm that the Disk Usage Summary passed and click Next.
SQL Server 2008 Setup - Disk Space Requirements17. This is an optional step. Confirm both checkboxes are not checked for sending data to Microsoft and click Next.
SQL Server 2008 Setup - Error and Usage Reporting18. Confirm that the Installation Rules completed successfully.
19. Click Next.
SQL Server 2008 Setup - Installation Rules20. Confirm the Summary is correct and click Install.
a. A progress bar will be displayed while the install runs.
SQL Server 2008 Setup - Ready to Install21. Confirm installation was successful and click Next.
SQL Server 2008 Setup - Installation Progress22. Click Close.
SQL Server 2008 Setup - Complete23. Close the SQL Server Installation Center window. Task is complete.

At this point you can logoff from the server if you choose. A service restart or server reboot is not required.
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As a former Network Security guy, these are the kind of "usable" instructions I would have really appreciated.

Thanks for putting this one together.

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