How to install Bitdefender Security for Windows Servers
Aiming to constantly improve the products' usability and to come closer to what the customers need, Bitdefender now provides all security solutions for Windows servers using an unique installation kit. The following Bitdefender security solutions can be installed either separately or in various combinations (depending on the server distribution):
- Bitdefender Security for File Servers
- Bitdefender Security for Sharepoint
- Bitdefender Security for Exchange
- Bitdefender Security for Mail Servers (Windows
After the download (save on disk) process completes you can launch the installation process; If your server is infected, the malware can block or corrupt the installation of Bitdefender, therefore we have implemented the Scan before install option.
Select the product you want to install, click the corresponding arrow and then click "Will be installed on local hard drive" on the shortcut menu;
The default installation folder is displayed on the lower part of the window. To select a different installation folder, click Browse, locate the folder and then click OK to set the location.
You can also install other Bitdefender products for Windows-based servers. Simply select them as shown before. Depending on the products selected, additional steps may be added to the installation process described in this section.
Installing product updates regularly is essential to the security of your server. Depending on the level of interference with the server, there are three types of product updates:
- product updates that do not require stopping server traffic or to reboot the server;
- product updates that require stopping server traffic, but do not require to reboot the server;
- product updates that require to reboot the server;
To configure automatic downloads and installation for each type of product update, select one of the following options:
- Automatically Install
Select this option and Bitdefender will automatically download and install product updates. This is the recommended choice for product updates that do not require stopping server traffic or a server reboot.
- Install at a time I specify
Select this option if you want Bitdefender to install available updates at certain times. Select from the corresponding drop-down lists the date (day and time) when you want this to happen.
This way you can configure Bitdefender to perform product updates at times when it is least likely for interferences to occur with server activity (during night time, for example).
- Let me decide when to install
Select this option if you want Bitdefender to automatically download product updates, but let you decide when to install them. This is the recommended choice for product updates that require stopping server traffic or a server reboot.
To disable automatic product updates, select the check box "No automatic product updates, even if it will make my server more vulnerable".
Bitdefender contains an incident management module that allows creating incident reports during product crashes. By agreeing to send the incident reports to the Bitdefender Lab, you agree to help us find quick fixes for our bugs. You could make a major contribution to the development of a stable product that satisfies your needs.
To send incident reports to the Bitdefender Lab, select I agree to submit incident reports to the Bitdefender Lab and specify your e-mail address.
Click Install to begin the installation.
The setup takes a few minutes to complete. Detailed information will be displayed to help you follow the progress of the installation.
Click Finish to close the installer. You may be asked to restart the system so that the setup wizard can complete the installation process.
If you want to uninstall all Bitdefender products, choose Remove.
We recommend that you choose Remove for a clean re-installation.
If you choose to remove Bitdefender, a new window will appear. To keep the objects in the quarantine, make sure the corresponding check box is not selected. Click Remove to start unsinstalling Bitdefender from your computer.
This will remove all Bitdefender products from your computer. If you have additional Bitdefender products installed and only wish to remove one of them, please use the Modify option.