Symantec Endpoint Protection deployment

Posted on 2011-10-12
Last Modified: 2013-12-09
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.
Question by:Martin Gerlach
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    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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    by:Martin Gerlach
    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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    I have used it on all the above without issue.
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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

    Title : How to exclude MS SQL files and folders using Centralized Exceptions
    Weblink :

    Title : Can Symantec AntiVirus or Symantec Endpoint Protection scan a MS SQL database?
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    Title : About the automatic exclusion of files and folders for Microsoft Exchange server and Symantec products
    Web link :

    Title : Preventing Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 from scanning the Microsoft Exchange 2010 directory structure
    Web link :

    Title :Best Practices for Installing Symantec Endpoint Protection on Windows Servers
    Web link :

    Title : How To Optimize Endpoint Protection for Branch Offices using GUPs, Load Balancing, and Location Awareness
    Web link :

    Title : How to Login to Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager using your Active Directory User name and password
    Web link :

    I hope that would help.


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