How to install Bitdefender Management Server

Bitdefender Client Security is an easy to use business security and management solution, which delivers superior proactive protection from viruses, spyware, rootkits, spam, phishing and other malware. It offers the following components: Bitdefender Management Server (with/without add-on), Bitdefender Local Update Server, Bitdefender Business Client and Bitdefender Management Agent;

The installation package contains the following components:

  • Bitdefender Management Server;
  • Bitdefender Security for Windows Servers (Server Add-On);
  • Bitdefender Management Console;
  • Bitdefender Update Server;

         Note: Except for the Bitdefender Security for Windows Servers add-on, all of these components are installed by default. If you want to install Bitdefender Management Server together with the add-on, you must perform a custom installation.

1.  Choosing and preparing a computer for Bitdefender Management Server installation

You can install Bitdefender Management Server on a dedicated computer or on one of your organization's servers. If you install Bitdefender Management Server on a serverr running a Windows Server operating system, you will have to protect that computer with a Bitdefender Security for Windows Servers solution, such as Bitdefender Security for File Servers.
Note: You will not be able to install Bitdefender Business Client on such a computer.

We recommend  below guidelines in order to choose and prepare a computer for installing Bitdefender Management Server:
        a)  Make sure the computer meets the minimum system requirements;

  • CPU: Intel® Pentium compatible 1.6 GHz (2 GHz multi-core recommended);
  • RAM: 512 MB for Windows Server 2000 SP4 Update Rollup 1 version 2 (1 GB recommended);
  • HDD: 1.5 GB (2.5 recommended);
  • SQL: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 / SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (included in the installation kit);

             Note: For complete system requirements, check "System Requirements" chapter, page 11, from the Bitdefender Client Security Administrator Guide ;

        b)  It is recommended that the computers on which you install Bitdefender Management Server have a static IP. Depending on whether the IP address changes or not in time, the management server identity must be configured differently when deploying Bitdefender Management Agent;

        c)  Recommendations for improved performance in large networks (with more than 500 computers):

  • For single-server deployments with more than 500 clients, it is recommended to use a more powerful system and Microsoft SQL Server's Standard or Enterprise Edition (especially if you plan to use the network audit feature intensively);
  • For master-slave deployments with more than 1,000 clients, it is recommended to use a more powerful system and Microsoft SQL Server's Standard or Enterprise Edition for the master server;


2.  Bitdefender Management Server installation - Default mode

The default installation installs a predefined configuration of Bitdefender Management Server together with Bitdefender Update Server. Choosing this option will install Bitdefender Management Server as a single (stand-alone) server and an instance of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition. The Bitdefender Management Server components will be using the default communication ports (as displayed in the last window of the setup wizard);


 



3.  Bitdefender Management Server installation - Custom mode

Custom installation is needed in particular situations or if you want to configure installation options in detail. Choose the custom installation if you want to:

  • install Bitdefender Management Server together with the add-on that provides support for remote deployment and management of the Bitdefender security solutions for Windows servers. This add-on is not installed by default;
  • install only the management console on your administrative PC or laptop. In this way, you can remotely access Bitdefender Management Server;
  • install Bitdefender Management Server as a master or as a slave server in order to deploy a master-slave architecture;
  • configure specific communication ports for the Bitdefender Management Server components;
  • use an existing database to manage the data needed by Bitdefender Management Server. Supported databases: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 / SQL Server 2005 Express Edition / Microsoft SQL Server 2008 / 2008 R2 ;
  • install Bitdefender Update Server separately, on a dedicated computer;

         Note: Before launching the setup wizard, Bitdefender will check for newer versions of the installation package. If a newer version is available, you will be prompted to download it. Click Yes to download the newer version or No to continue installing the version then available in the setup file;


 



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