SEPM 12.1 Fresh Install with Embedded DataBase

SEP 12.1 has two different “versions”:

  • 12.1 Enterprise Edition (EE)
  • 12.1 Small Business Edition (SBE)

Note: You can use SQL database only with Enterprise Edition. Small Business Edition is only supported by using the embedded database. For more information, please review the System Requirements document:

Let’s see the installation process:

Download Software from, it’s a zip file & size is around 1.5 GB

Once the download finishes successfully, extract the contents of the compressed file to a location of your choice.

From SEP 12.1 RU1 onwards Symantec is giving an option to download full product in two parts i.e. par1 & part 2 or download individual files like SEPM setup, SEP 32 bit setup, SEP 64 bit setup, Tools as per requirement.

It gives more leverage to the Symantec customer to choose what he wants. In many cases it’s seen that customer used to require only SEP setup and unnecessarily he had to download entire zip file which is around 1.5 GB in size.

Navigate to the extracted files, then enter the SEPM folder and double-click on setup.exe:

Setup Initilization process will start:

Welcome Page:

License Agreement Page:

Destination Folder. Click “Change” to install to a different folder:

Change Destination Folder if necessary:

Ready to Install:

Setup Progress:

Setup Completed

Ready for configuring the management server

New Splash Screen in SEP 12.1:

Welcome to the Management Server Configuration Wizard:

Default install admin page:

Default install Email server setup page:

Data Collection Page:

Default install Summary Page:

Now we will see with Custom configuration:

Select the required option depending upon number of clients in your network:

Select “Install my first site” because this is a fresh installation; the second and third options are for adding SEPMs to existing sites for failover, load balancing, or replication:

Change any port number that is in use already:

Select database type

Set your SEPM login password

Encryption password page (can be randomly generated, or user-defined):

Default install Email server setup page:

Data Collection Page:

Preparing database:

This process may take few minutes to create the new database.

Successful installation completed:

SEPM 12.1 login screen with new forgot password option..good to go with 12.1:

Let’s summarize the difference between default configuration & custom configuration in brief.

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