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Symantec Endpoint Protection deployment

I am planning to deploy EP 11.0.7 to 40 PC's (WinXP, Win7) and 5 Servers (Win2008R2). The PC's currently all use Microsoft Security Essentials for protection. The server do not have any AV installed.

I was wondering if EP and MSE can live together if i should uninstall MSE before deploying EP? I was also wondering if EP is a got solution to protect my servers or if i should use a different product to protect the servers.

Any feedback is appreciated.
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Martin Gerlach
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Martin Gerlach
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lords1979Commented:
You will want to remove MSE before installing EP.  You never want to have two AV's on the same system.
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Martin GerlachConsultantAuthor Commented:
How about installing EP on Servers? I have two DC's, one exchange, one Sharepoint and one file server. Will EP be a pain if i install it on Exchange or the DC's?
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lords1979Commented:
I have used it on all the above without issue.
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Sudeep SharmaTechnical DesignerCommented:
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Below are few guidelines and Best Practices from Symantec that would help in configuring the SEP on various Windows Operating Systems:

Best Practices guide for Installing the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager with a SQL Server 2005 Database
http://service1.symantec.com/support/ent-security.nsf/docid/2008031504445748?Open&seg=ent

Title : How to exclude MS SQL files and folders using Centralized Exceptions
Weblink : http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ent-security.nsf/docid/2008062709312848

Title : Can Symantec AntiVirus or Symantec Endpoint Protection scan a MS SQL database?
Web link : http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ent-security.nsf/docid/2002120911393848

Title : About the automatic exclusion of files and folders for Microsoft Exchange server and Symantec products
Web link : http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ent-security.nsf/docid/2007090220241148

Title : Preventing Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 from scanning the Microsoft Exchange 2010 directory structure
Web link : http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ent-security.nsf/docid/2009112411015248

Title :Best Practices for Installing Symantec Endpoint Protection on Windows Servers
Web link : http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ent-security.nsf/docid/2009021811070448

Title : How To Optimize Endpoint Protection for Branch Offices using GUPs, Load Balancing, and Location Awareness
Web link : http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ent-security.nsf/docid/2009052116101548

Title : How to Login to Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager using your Active Directory User name and password
Web link : http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ent-security.nsf/docid/2008041714305848

I hope that would help.

Sudeep
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