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avast! EP: Installing avast! Small Office Administration

avast! EP: Installing avast! Small Office Administration

How to install avast! Small Office Administration?
avast! Small Office Administration is a web-based console with remote management capability, which allows you to discover new and unsecured machines on the company network, centrally deploy and manage avast! Endpoint Protection clients (managed clients) and incremental updates on all your computers and/or servers to keep your network free of viruses and other malware, schedule scan jobs, receive real-time security alerts, reports and automatic notifications about the activity on your network. avast! Small Office Administration is suitable for small and simple computer networks with up to 200 computers and/or servers, and so it's simple to use and has only one-level grouping of avast! Endpoint Protection clients (managed clients). The following system requirements are recommended in order to install and run avast! Small Office Administration:
  • Microsoft Windows XP (any Edition with the latest Service Pack 3), Microsoft Windows Vista (any Edition with the latest Service Pack, 32-bit or 64-bit, except Starter Edition), Microsoft Windows 7 (any Edition with the latest Service Pack, 32-bit or 64-bit), Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (any Edition with the latest Service Pack, 32-bit or 64-bit, incl. Small Business Server), Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 (any Edition with latest Service Pack, 32-bit or 64-bit, incl. Small Business Server), Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (any Edition with latest Service Pack, 32-bit or 64-bit, incl. Small Business Server, except Server Core), Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (any Edition with latest Service Pack, 32-bit or 64-bit, incl. Small Business Server, except Server Core), Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011.
  • Silverlight 5 enabled web browser (Internet Explorer 6.x and higher or compatible alternatives).
  • Internet connection (to download and register the product, and for updates of the Mirror from the AVAST update server).
  • Domain network or Windows workgroup membership.
  • Valid and reachable SMTP Server.
  • Intel Pentium III compatible processor or above (depends on the requirements of used operating system version and other 3rd party software installed).
  • 1 GB RAM or above (depends on the requirements of used operating system version and other 3rd party software installed).
  • 900 MB of free hard disk space.
  • Optimally standard screen resolution not less than 1024 x 768 pixels.
Note: avast! Small Office Administration is not supported (is not compatible, cannot be installed and won't run) on DOS, Microsoft Windows 3.x, Microsoft Windows NT 3.x, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows ME, Microsoft Windows 2000, or any other operating systems which aren't specified as supported. Other 3rd party prerequisites will be installed during the setup by the installer if they are not present. These are the Microsoft .NET Framework 4, Microsoft Silverlight 5 and other dependencies like Microsoft Windows Installer, etc.
Installation of avast! Small Office Administration
Before you begin the installation of avast! Small Office Administration please ensure that:
  • You are logged into Windows as an Administrator or as a user with administrator permissions (for instructions refer to the Windows help or documentation Microsoft's website),
  • Your machine is connected to the Internet and the network connection is working properly.
  • All other programs in Windows are closed and not running (for instructions refer to your vendor's documentation),
  • Your previous antivirus software is fully uninstalled (for instructions refer to your vendor's documentation),
...to prevent avast! Small Office Administration from being incorrectly installed or aborted unexpectedly. Then download avast! Small Office Administration setup file from the avast! website for specific edition of avast! Endpoint Protection:
avast! Endpoint Protection (Basic) avast! Endpoint Protection Plus avast! Endpoint Protection Suite avast! Endpoint Protection Suite Plus
setup_console_ep.exe setup_console_epp.exe setup_console_eps.exe setup_console_epsp.exe
  ...and save it to your machine, in a location where you will easily be able to locate it. For example download avast! Small Office Administration setup file setup_console_epsp.exe for avast! Endpoint Protection Suite Plus and save it on your Windows Desktop. When you are ready, proceed by following the installation steps:
  1. Prerequisites Setup
  2. avast! Small Office Administration Setup
    1. Recommended Setup Type
    2. Expert Setup Type
 
Prerequisites Setup
  1. Locate the downloaded setup file setup_console_epsp.exe (depending on your system preferences, the file extension may be hidden), on your Windows Desktop for example. Now, if you are logged:
    • As a user with administrator permissions, right-click on the setup file and choose 'Run as administrator' from the context menu,
      Figure I.
    • As an Administrator (i.e. not a user with administrator permissions), just double-click the setup file,
      Figure II.
    ...and if prompted by the User Account Control dialog for permissions, click 'Yes' (or 'Continue') to begin the installation process.
    Figure III.
  2. When installation starts, select the preferred language for the installation from the drop-down menu and click 'OK'.
    Figure IV.
  3. The avast! Small Office Administration Setup Wizard automatically determines the Prerequisites which need to be established in order to install and run avast! Small Office Administration. If some supplementary software is missing, click 'Next' to continue in getting and installing all necessary components to your system.
    Figure V.
  4. Prerequisites applicable to your system will be selected automatically in the list on the next screen. You can change the selection using the checkboxes next to each supplementary software name in the list, but for most cases leaving it at the default should be adequate. Click 'Next' to invoke download and installation of all selected components to your system.
    Figure VI.
  5. The avast! Small Office Administration Setup Wizard will then display an installation progress. Depending upon the speed of your machine and the Internet connection, it may take some time to complete the prerequisites installation.
    Figure VII.
Note:
    In the meantime, a dialog screens showing the prerequisites installation progress may popup and you might be asked to confirm the license agreement and complete the installation of the supplementary software, like for example
Microsoft .NET Framework
    and
Microsoft Silverlight
    .
 
Figure VIII. (Microsoft .NET Framework and Microsoft Silverlight Setup examples)
 
    If prompted to restart the machine, click
'Restart Now'
    to reboot. It will prevent the rest of the installation from being aborted unexpectedly.
Figure IX. (Microsoft .NET Framework Setup example)
 
    Once the machine is restarted,
avast! Small Office Administration Setup Wizard
    launches itself automatically during Windows startup.
 
avast! Small Office Administration Setup
  1. Once the prerequisites are installed and the machine is restarted, or if no prerequisites were identified, you will see the initial screen of the avast! Small Office Administration Setup Wizard where, you can click 'Quick Guide' to get more information about installation and usage of avast! Small Office Administration. To continue with the installation click 'Next'.
    Figure X.
  2. You now need to confirm that you have read and accept the terms of the End-User License Agreement by selecting the option 'I accept the terms in the License Agreement'. Then click 'Next' to proceed.
    Figure XI.
  3. Depending on the Product License you have, select one of these two options on the next screen:
    • Insert license file - If you have already purchased a license for avast! Endpoint Protection, you can enter its location in the box shown on the screen. Firstly you have to save the license file License.avastlic, which was attached to the e-mail you received after purchase, somewhere on your machine where you can easily locate it, for example on your Windows Desktop.
      Figure XII.
      Then enter the full path to its destination directory on this screen,
      Figure XIII.
      ...or you can click 'Browse...', and locate it by browsing your machine via the navigation dialog.
      Figure XIV.
      After the installation is completed, you can continue to use the product for 12, 24, or 36 months from the date of purchase, depending on the purchased license period.
    • Request demo license (Requires Internet connection) - A time-limited demo license will be automatically downloaded during the installation.
      Figure XV.
      During the 30 day demo period you need to purchase and insert a valid license file to continue to use the product, otherwise the avast! Small Office Administration will not be able to communicate with any connected machines and you will not be able to deploy and manage the avast! Endpoint Protection clients (managed clients) on your network after the demo period expires. For detailed instructions how to insert the license file please read the following article:
    When it's done click 'Next' to continue.
  4. Then Choose Setup Type that you prefer:
    • Recommended - Express installation using the most common setup configuration.
    • Expert - Advanced installation allowing to change the default setup configuration.
Recommended Setup Type
  1. Recommended setup type is an express installation of avast! Small Office Administration with the most common setting and minimal user interaction during the setup process. To continue with this type of installation just click the squared button besides the option 'Recommended'.
    Figure XVI. A
  2. In order to send various e-mail notifications from the avast! Small Office Administration, for example to deploy the avast! Endpoint Protection clients (managed clients) remotely by e-mail or receive e-mail reports and system messages, you should enter the E-mail Configuration details of your SMTP Server on the next screen:
    • Administrator‘s e-mail - e-mail address to the network administrator or person responsible for managing the avast! Small Office Administration, like for example administrator@example.com, which should be primarily used to resend e-mail reports.
    • SMTP Server Address - Host Name or IP address of your outgoing e-mail server, like for example smtp.example.com or 192.168.1.25.
    • SMTP Server Port - Port number of your outgoing e-mail server, SMTP protocol uses TCP port number 25 by default.
    • From address - e-mail address that will appear in e-mail notifications sent by avast! Small Office Administration.
    • Use Authentication - if your outgoing e-mail server requires Username and Password authentication.
    • Use SSL - if your outgoing e-mail server requires encrypted connection over SSL protocol (Secure Sockets Layer).
    Figure XVII. A
    When it's done, click 'Next' to continue.
  3. You will be asked for a password which you will use later as the 'admin' user when logging on to the avast! Small Office Administration. You cannot use blank password and it must contain at least 6 alpha-numeric characters, so make sure it is a password that you will be able to remember. After you confirm a password choose whether you want to create shortcut icon on your Windows Desktop to open the avast! Small Office Administration straightly in default web browser and then click 'Next' to continue.
    Figure XVIII. A
  4. Now, you will be ready to begin the installation. You can click 'Summary' to review your setup configuration before proceeding with the installation. If you missed something, just use the 'Back' button to go back and change the configuration. When you have finished the configuration click 'Install'.
    Figure XIX. A
  5. The avast! Small Office Administration Setup Wizard will then display an installation progress bar. Depending upon the speed of your machine and the Internet connection, it may take some time to complete the installation.
    Figure XX. A
  6. When the installation is successfully completed, you will get a link which you can use later to open avast! Small Office Administration in your web browser. You can also choose whether you want to open it immediately in default web browser after exit the avast! Small Office Administration Setup Wizard. Then click 'Finish' to close the avast! Small Office Administration Setup Wizard.
    Figure XXI. A
avast! Small Office Administration should then be installed on your machine. The avast! Small Office Administration is accessible on the link displayed in the last step when the installation was successfully completed, so you can open it in your web browser, or double-click the shortcut icon on your Windows Desktop to open it straightly in default web browser.
Note: Please use the link for Secure ecrypted connection while accessing avast! Small Office Administration from WAN (e.g. the Internet) or from untrusted LAN. Otherwise, for the access from trusted LAN or from the hosting server itself, you can use the link for Standard unecrypted connection.
Expert Setup Type
  1. Expert setup type is an advanced installation of avast! Small Office Administration which allows users to change the default setup configuration during the setup process. To continue with this type of installation just click the squared button besides the option 'Expert'.
    Figure XVI. B
  2. On the next screen you can change the default location of the Installation folder by entering a full path where you want to install the avast! Small Office Administration, or you can click 'Browse...' on the right, and locate the installation folder by browsing your machine via the navigation dialog. When the path is specified, or if you want to keep the default, click 'Next'.
    Figure XVII. B
  3. Then on the Mirror Configuration screen you can also change the default location of each mirror folder by entering a full path where you want to place it, or you can click 'Browse...' on the right side, and locate these folders by browsing your machine via the navigation dialog. When the locations are specified, or if you want to keep the defaults, click 'Next' to continue.
    Figure XVIII. B
  4. If you have a direct connection to the Internet, you don't need to configure Proxy Settings on the next screen and just leave selected the default option 'Direct Connection (No Proxy)',
    Figure XIX. B
    ...otherwise you have to select the option 'Specify Proxy Server' and enter the necessary details about Proxy settings used to connect your machine to the Internet, i.e.:
    • Address - IP address or Host Name of your Proxy Server, like for example 192.168.1.10 or proxy.example.com.
    • Port - Port number of your server, like for example 3128.
    • Authentication - 'Basic Authentication (Plaintext)' or 'Windows integrated authentication (NTLM)' if your Proxy Server requires Username and Password.
    Figure XX. B
    When it's done click 'Next' to continue.
  5. On the next screen you have to specify your Service Configuration.
    • Firstly choose whether you want to 'Log on as':
      • LocalService - an account which presents anonymous credentials on the network and has a minimum privileges on the local machine.
      • NetworkService - an account which acts as the computer on the network and has a minimum privileges on the local machine. It's used by default.
      Figure XXI. B
      ...or select 'This Account' to specify account with sufficient privileges to install and run the avast! Small Office Administration and its components.
      Figure XXII. B
      For more information about service user accounts please read documentation on Microsoft website:
    • Then if your system has more than one network connection, it is recommended to 'Select network adapter' (represented by IP address of current machine and connection name) which is connected to the network you want to manage using the avast! Small Office Administration.
      Figure XXIII. B
      If necessary, you can also change default Port Numbers used to access the avast! Small Office Administration and manage avast! Endpoint Protection clients (managed clients), i.e.:
      • Port for console - By default, port 8731 is used to access the avast! Small Office Administration over HTTP (unencrypted access).
      • Secure port for console - By default, port 8732 is used to access the avast! Small Office Administration over HTTPS (encrypted SSL access).
      • Port for clients - By default, port 25322 is used for communication among the avast! Small Office Administration and computers and/or servers when avast! Endpoint Protection clients (managed clients) are deployed or managed.
    When it's done click 'Next' to continue.
  6. On the Database Configuration screen you can select preferred database type that will serve as data storage for all the policies, security settings and avast! Endpoint Protection clients (managed clients) information:
    1. Use internal database - in such a case that you want to use embedded database that comes with avast! Small Office Administration which is also used as default for the Recommended Setup Type. Once you have selected this option click 'Next' to continue.
      Figure XXIV. B
    2. Use custom SQL Server instance (Already up and running) - just if you want to use Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (or higher) which is already running on your or remote machine, and it also has a database for avast! Small Office Administration created.
      Figure XXV. B
      If you have selected this option, click 'Next' to display Custom SQL Server Configuration screen,
      Figure XXVI. B
      ...where you will need to specify the other details:
      • SQL Server - type the Host Name of your SQL Server, for non-default instance followed by a backslash and the SQL Server Instance Name, i.e.:
        • HOSTNAME - if your SQL Server is running on the remote machine, or the same machine as the avast! Small Office Administration, and default SQL Server Instance Name is used (i.e. MSSQLSERVER).
        • (local) - as an alternative if your SQL Server is running locally on the same machine as the avast! Small Office Administration, and default SQL Server Instance Name is used (i.e. MSSQLSERVER).
        • HOSTNAME\INSTANCENAME - if your SQL Server is running on the remote machine, or the same machine as the avast! Small Office Administration, and any other than default SQL Server Instance Name is used (i.e. whatever, except MSSQLSERVER).
        • (local)\INSTANCENAME - as an alternative if your SQL Server is running on the same machine as the avast! Small Office Administration, and any other than default SQL Server Instance Name is used (i.e. whatever, except MSSQLSERVER).
        You can also click 'Search' to find all running SQL Servers within the range of your machine.
      • Authentication - select whether you want to login using:
        • Windows Integrated Authentication - your Windows account with unrestricted access to the Database Engine, specified at Service Configuration screen (step 11.).
        • SQL Server Authentication - your administrator credentials for the SQL Server.
      • Database Name - type the name of SQL Server database that you want to connect with avast! Small Office Administration (avast_sbc_db is used by default) and then click 'Test connection' to check if a database exists.
        Figure XXVII. B
        Note: A completely new database can be created using the SQL Server Management Studio for example, included in all editions of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (or higher).
      When it's done, click 'Next' and you will be asked whether you wish clear all data from the specified database before using it. If you are connecting an existing database in SQL Server used by some previous instance of avast! Small Office Administration of exactly the same version, and want to keep all data storage for all the policies, security settings and avast! Endpoint Protection clients (managed clients) information, click 'No'. Otherwise click 'Yes'.
      Figure XXVIII. B
  7. In order to send various e-mail notifications from the avast! Small Office Administration, for example to deploy the avast! Endpoint Protection clients (managed clients) remotely by e-mail or receive e-mail reports and system messages, you should enter the E-mail Configuration details of your SMTP Server on the next screen:
    • Administrator‘s e-mail - e-mail address to the network administrator or person responsible for managing the avast! Small Office Administration, like for example administrator@example.com, which should be primarily used to resend e-mail reports.
    • SMTP Server Address - Host Name or IP address of your outgoing e-mail server, like for example smtp.example.com or 192.168.1.25.
    • SMTP Server Port - Port number of your outgoing e-mail server, SMTP protocol uses TCP port number 25 by default.
    • From address - e-mail address that will appear in e-mail notifications sent by avast! Small Office Administration.
    • Use Authentication - if your outgoing e-mail server requires Username and Password authentication.
    • Use SSL - if your outgoing e-mail server requires encrypted connection over SSL protocol (Secure Sockets Layer).
    Figure XXIX. B
    When it's done, click 'Next' to continue.
  8. You will be asked for a password which you will use later as the 'admin' user when logging on to the avast! Small Office Administration. You cannot use blank password and it must contain at least 6 alpha-numeric characters, so make sure it is a password that you will be able to remember. After you confirm a password choose whether you want to create shortcut icon on your Windows Desktop to open the avast! Small Office Administration straightly in default web browser and then click 'Next' to continue.
    Figure XXX. B
  9. Now, you will be ready to begin the installation. You can click 'Summary' to review your setup configuration before proceeding with the installation. If you missed something, just use the 'Back' button to go back and change the configuration. When you have finished the configuration click 'Install'.
    Figure XXXI. B
  10. The avast! Small Office Administration Setup Wizard will then display an installation progress bar. Depending upon the speed of your machine and the Internet connection, it may take some time to complete the installation.
    Figure XXXII. B
  11. When the installation is successfully completed, you will get a link which you can use later to open avast! Small Office Administration in your web browser. You can also choose whether you want to open it immediately in default web browser after exit the avast! Small Office Administration Setup Wizard. Then click 'Finish' to close the avast! Small Office Administration Setup Wizard.
    Figure XXXIII. B
avast! Small Office Administration should then be installed on your machine. The avast! Small Office Administration is accessible on the links displayed in the last step when the installation was successfully completed, so you can open it in your web browser, or double-click the shortcut icon on your Windows Desktop to open it straightly in default web browser.
Note: Please use the link for Secure encrypted connection while accessing avast! Small Office Administration from WAN (e.g. the Internet) or from untrusted LAN. Otherwise, for the access from trusted LAN or from the hosting server itself, you can use the link for Standard unencrypted connection.
Conditions
avast! Small Office Administration 1.x avast! Endpoint Protection avast! Endpoint Protection Plus avast! Endpoint Protection Suite avast! Endpoint Protection Suite Plus Operating systems: Microsoft Windows XP Home / Professional / Media Center Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic / Home Premium / Business / Enterprise / Ultimate Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (Any Edition, incl. Small Business Server) Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (Any Edition, incl. Small Business Server, except Server Core) Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011
avast! EP: Installing avast! Enterprise Administration

avast! EP: Installing avast! Enterprise Administration

How to install avast! Enterprise Administration?
avast! Enterprise Administration is a desktop console with remote management capability and dedicated server, which enables discovery of new and unsecured machines on the company network, unattended remote deployment and mangement of avast! Endpoint Protection clients (managed clients) and incremental updates on networked computers and/or servers, even in multiple domains, to keep them free of viruses and other malware, schedule on-demand scannig tasks, generate wide range of graphical and tabular reports, receive real-time customizable alerts automatic notifications about the activity on the company network. avast! Enterprise Administration is suitable for complex computers and/or servers networks of any size, and so it has hierarchical grouping of avast! Endpoint Protection clients (managed clients) in a tree structure, which can be based on, for example, the geographical or organizational structure of the network, and makes possible to assign appropriate administration access rights and policies separately for each group. The following system requirements are recommended in order to install and run avast! Enterprise Administration:
  • Microsoft Windows XP (any Edition with the latest Service Pack 3), Microsoft Windows Vista (any Edition with the latest Service Pack, 32-bit or 64-bit, except Starter Edition), Microsoft Windows 7 (any Edition with the latest Service Pack, 32-bit or 64-bit), Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (any Edition with the latest Service Pack, 32-bit or 64-bit, incl. Small Business Server), Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 (any Edition with latest Service Pack, 32-bit or 64-bit, incl. Small Business Server), Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (any Edition with latest Service Pack, 32-bit or 64-bit, incl. Small Business Server, except Server Core), Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (any Edition with latest Service Pack, 32-bit or 64-bit, incl. Small Business Server, except Server Core), Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011.
  • Free Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express (supplied as an optionally installable component with avast! Enterprise Administration) or full Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (required for the replication service to support multiple avast! Enterprise Administration Servers in very complex networks with more than 1000 computers and/or servers in any combination).
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or higher.
  • Internet connection (to download and register the product, and for updates of the Mirror from the AVAST update server).
  • Domain network or Windows workgroup membership.
  • Valid and reachable SMTP Server.
  • Intel Pentium III compatible processor or above (depends on the requirements of used operating system version and other 3rd party software installed).
  • 512 MB RAM or above (depends on the requirements of used operating system version and other 3rd party software installed).
  • 800 MB of free hard disk space.
  • Optimally standard screen resolution not less than 1024 x 768 pixels.
Note: avast! Enterprise Administration is not supported (is not compatible, cannot be installed and won't run) on DOS, Microsoft Windows 3.x, Microsoft Windows NT 3.x, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows ME, Microsoft Windows 2000, or any other operating systems which aren't specified as supported.
Installation of avast! Enterprise Administration
Before you begin the installation of avast! Enterprise Administration please ensure that:
  • You are logged into Windows as an Administrator or as a user with administrator permissions (for instructions refer to the Windows help or documentation Microsoft's website),
  • Your machine is connected to the Internet and the network connection is working properly.
  • All other programs in Windows are closed and not running (for instructions refer to your vendor's documentation),
  • Your previous antivirus software is fully uninstalled (for instructions refer to your vendor's documentation),
...to prevent avast! Enterprise Administration from being incorrectly installed or aborted unexpectedly. When you are ready, proceed by following the installation steps:
  1. Download avast! Enterprise Administration setup file from the avast! website for specific edition of avast! Endpoint Protection:
    avast! Endpoint Protection (Basic) avast! Endpoint Protection Plus avast! Endpoint Protection Suite avast! Endpoint Protection Suite Plus
    setup_enterprise_ep.exe setup_enterprise_epp.exe setup_enterprise_eps.exe setup_enterprise_epsp.exe
    ...and save it to your machine, in a location where you will easily be able to locate it. For example download avast! Enterprise Administration setup file setup_enterprise_epsp.exe for avast! Endpoint Protection Suite Plus and save it on your Windows Desktop.
  2. Locate the downloaded setup file setup_enterprise_epsp.exe (depending on your system preferences, the file extension may be hidden), on your Windows Desktop for example. Now, if you are logged:
    • As a user with administrator permissions, right-click on the setup file and choose 'Run as administrator' from the context menu,
      Figure I.
    • As an Administrator (i.e. not a user with administrator permissions), just double-click the setup file,
      Figure II.
    ...and if prompted by the User Account Control dialog for permissions, click 'Yes' (or 'Continue') to begin the installation process.
    Figure III.
  3. For a few seconds you will briefly see the installation files being copied to your machine.
    Figure IV.
  4. When avast! Enterprise Administration Setup Wizard starts, select the preferred language for the installation from the drop-down menu. When the language is selected, click 'Next'.
    Figure V.
  5. On the welcome screen click 'Next' to continue.
    Figure VI.
  6. After reading the introduction on Read me screen, click 'Next' again.
    Figure VII.
  7. You now need to confirm that you have read and accept the terms of the License Agreement by selecting the option 'I agree'. Then click 'Next' to proceed.
    Figure VIII.
  8. On the following screen you can change the default Destination directory by entering the full path where you want to install avast! Enterprise Administration, or you can click on the button marked '...' on the right, and locate the installation folder by browsing your machine via the navigation dialog. When the path is specified, or if you want to keep the default, click 'Next'.
    Figure IX.
  9. Besides the 'Typical' and 'Minimum' installations with predefined Configuration, you can also select 'Custom' on the next screen, where it is possible to add or remove individual program components and features in a checkbox tree. Then click 'Next' to continue.
    Figure X.
  10. Depending on the license you have, select one of these two options on the License Manager screen:
    • Load license file - If you have already purchased a license for avast! Endpoint Protection, you can enter its location in the box shown on the bottom of the License Manager screen. Firstly you have to save the license file License.avastlic, which was attached to the e-mail you received after purchase, somewhere on your machine where you can easily locate it, for example on your Windows Desktop.
      Figure XI.
      Then enter the full path to its destination directory in the License Manager and click 'Load!',
      Figure XII.
      ...or you can click button marked '...' on the right, and locate it by browsing your machine via the navigation dialog.
      Figure XIII.
      After the installation is completed, you can continue to use the product for 12, 24, or 36 months from the date of purchase, depending on the purchased license period.
    • Demo - You can click the 'Demo' button to download a time-limited demo license (requires Internet connection).
      Figure XIV.
      During the 30 day demo period you need to purchase and insert a valid license file to continue to use the product, otherwise the avast! Enterprise Administration will not be able to communicate with any connected machines and you will not be able to deploy and manage the avast! Endpoint Protection clients (managed clients) on your network after the demo period expires. For detailed instructions how to insert the license file please read the following article:
    If you don't want to save a backup copy of your license file to the installation folder, clear the checkbox 'Copy the license file to program folder',
    Figure XV.
    ...and then click 'OK' to apply the selected license type.
  11. On the next screen you can adjust Mirror settings. The Mirror is used to automatically distribute updates to all avast! Endpoint Protection clients (managed clients) on your network to ensure they are always completely up to date. The advantage of using the Mirror to distribute updates in this way is that the updates need to be downloaded only once from the AVAST update server, thus saving you bandwidth. Here you can specify whether this mirroring server will 'Download mirror files from Internet' (i.e. directly from AVAST update server),
    Figure XVI.
    ...or if it will 'Download mirror files from another mirror' in such a case that you already have another mirroring server established, so you have to specify its Address (like for example mirror.example.com or 192.168.1.100) and Port umber (16135 by default).
    Figure XVII.
If you clear the checkbox ' Generate mirror during installation
    ', the
Mirror
    will be downloaded and created on a background automatically after first start of
avast! Enterprise Administration
    , or you can do it manually using
mirror.exe
    utility included within the installation folder. When it's done, click '
Next
    ' to continue.
Note
    :
 
    In such a case you need to download the
Mirror
    and keep it updated using different connection than you have specified in your
Internet Explorer
    settings, click the '
Proxy settings
    ' button, and then you can switch from the default option '
Auto detect (use Internet Explorer settings)
    ' to '
Direct connection (no proxy)
    ',
Figure XVIII.
 
    ...or '
Specify proxy server
    ' with all the necessary details used to connect your machine to the Internet, i.e.:
    • Type - HTTP or SOCKS v4 protocol.
    • Address - IP address or Host Name of your Proxy Server, like for example 192.168.1.10 or proxy.example.com.
    • Port - Port number of your server, like for example 3128.
    • Authentication - 'Basic Authentication (Plaintext)' or 'Windows integrated authentication (NTLM)' if you have HTTP Proxy Server which requires Username and Password.
Figure XIX.
 
    When it's done, click '
Test connection
    ' to verify your settings,
Figure XX.
    ...and then click '
OK
    ' twice to confirm the test and apply your changes.
  1. On the following screen with SQL Server settings you can select preferred database server that will serve as data storage for all the policies, security settings and avast! Endpoint Protection clients (managed clients) information:
    1. Use SQL Express (installs on local computer with instance name 'avast') - in such a case that you want to install locally Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express supplied with avast! Enterprise Administration. Once you have selected this option, you have to also choose whether want to:
      • Generate random strong "sa" account password - if you don't need to know the password and prefer random and highly secure SA account in supplied Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express.
      • Specify custom "sa" account password - if you prefer to use your custom password for SA account in supplied Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express.
      Figure XXI.
    2. Use full MS SQL Server - just if you want to use Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 which is already running on your or remote machine. For detailed instructions how should be Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express installed separately please read the following article:
When you select this option, you will also need to specify the following details:
    • Server name - type the Host Name of your SQL Server, for non-default instance followed by a backslash and the SQL Server Instance Name, i.e.:
      • HOSTNAME - if your SQL Server is running on the remote machine, or the same machine as the avast! Enterprise Administration, and default SQL Server Instance Name is used (i.e. MSSQLSERVER).
      • (local) - as an alternative if your SQL Server is running locally on the same machine as the avast! Enterprise Administration, and default SQL Server Instance Name is used (i.e. MSSQLSERVER).
      • HOSTNAME\INSTANCENAME - if your SQL Server is running on the remote machine, or the same machine as the avast! Enterprise Administration, and any other than default SQL Server Instance Name is used (i.e. whatever, except MSSQLSERVER).
      • (local)\INSTANCENAME - as an alternative if your SQL Server is running on the same machine as the avast! Enterprise Administration, and any other than default SQL Server Instance Name is used (i.e. whatever, except MSSQLSERVER).
    • Account - enter your SQL server account with unrestricted access to the database engine ("sa" account is predefined by default).
    • Password - enter your password to the SQL server account specified above.
    • Create avast! database - clear the checkbox just in case you are connecting an existing database in SQL Server used by some previous instance of avast! Enterprise Administration of exactly the same version, and want to keep all data storage for all the policies, security settings and avast! Endpoint Protection clients (managed clients) information.
Figure XXII.
When it's done, click 'Next' to continue.
  • On the Installation information screen check your setup configuration before proceeding with the installation. If you missed something, just use the 'Back' button to go back and change the configuration. When you have finished the configuration click 'Next'.
    Figure XXIII.
  • The avast! Enterprise Administration Setup Wizard will then display an installation progress,
    Figure XXIV.
    ...and also Mirror Creation status if you selected to generate the Mirror during the installation. Depending upon the speed of your machine, it may take a few minutes to complete.
    Figure XXV.
  • Afterwards you will be asked for current certificate for avast! Enterprise Administration Server. Click 'Generate New...',
    Figure XXVI.
    ...fill in the information to be included in the new self-signed certificate, click 'Generate'.
    Figure XXVII. B
    ...and then click 'Close'.
    Figure XXVIII. B
    Note: In case that you already have a backup file with valid certificate for avast! Enterprise Administration Server, you can click 'Import',
    Figure XIX.
    ...locate the file with certificate on your machine, and click 'Open'.
    Figure XXX.
  • When the installation is successfully completed, click 'Finish' to close the avast! Enterprise Administration Setup Wizard.
    Figure XXXI.
  • avast! Enterprise Administration should then be installed on your machine, so you can double-click the shortcut icon on your Windows Desktop to open it.
    Conditions
    avast! Enterprise Administration 7.x avast! Endpoint Protection avast! Endpoint Protection Plus avast! Endpoint Protection Suite avast! Endpoint Protection Suite Plus Operating systems: Microsoft Windows XP Home / Professional / Media Center Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic / Home Premium / Business / Enterprise / Ultimate Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (Any Edition, incl. Small Business Server) Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (Any Edition, incl. Small Business Server, except Server Core) Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011
    avast! 2014: Installing avast! Free Antivirus
    How to install avast! Free Antivirus 2014?
    The following system requirements are recommended in order to install and run avast! Free Antivirus 2014 on your computer:
    • Microsoft Windows 8.1 (any Edition, 32-bit or 64-bit), Microsoft Windows 8 (any Edition, 32-bit or 64-bit), Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or higher (any Edition, 32-bit or 64-bit), Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 2 or higher (any Edition excl. Starter Edition, 32-bit or 64-bit) or Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 (any Edition, 32-bit or 64-bit).
    • Windows fully compatible PC with Intel Pentium III processor or above (depends on the requirements of used operating system version and other 3rd party software installed).
    • 128 MB RAM or above (depends on the requirements of used operating system version and other 3rd party software installed).
    • 400 MB free space on the hard disk, 700MB if also included Google Chrome will be installed (to download and install).
    • Internet connection (to download, install and activate the product for automatic updates of the program and antivirus database).
    • Optimally standard screen resolution not less than 1024 x 768 pixels.
    Notes:
    • avast! 2014 isn't supported (isn't compatible, cannot be installed and won't run) on DOS, Microsoft Windows 3.x, Microsoft Windows NT 3.x, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows ME, Microsoft Windows Server operating systems, or any others which aren't specified as supported.
    • Using Microsoft Windows operating systems without the latest Service Pack might be no longer supported. For details please refer to the documentation on Microsoft's website:What does it mean if my version of Windows is no longer supported?
    Installation of avast! Free Antivirus 2014
    Before you begin the installation of avast! Free Antivirus 2014 please ensure that:
    • You are logged into Windows as an Administrator or as a user with administrator permissions (for instructions refer to Windows help or documentation on Microsoft website, or contact your computer/network administrator),
    • All other programs in Windows are closed and not running (for instructions refer to your vendor's documentation),
    • Your previous antivirus software is fully uninstalled (for instructions refer to your vendor's documentation),
    ...to prevent avast! Free Antivirus 2014 from being incorrectly installed or aborted unexpectedly. When you are ready, proceed as follows:
    1. Firstly download avast! Free Antivirus 2014 from the avast! website, or click the button below to download the online installer:
      ...and save it to your computer, in a location where you will easily be able to locate it. For example save the downloaded setup file avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe on your Windows Desktop.
    2. Right-click the downloaded setup file avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe (depending on your system preferences, the file extension may be hidden), choose 'Run as administrator' from the context menu,
      Figure I.
      ...and if prompted by User Account Control dialog for permissions, click 'Yes' (or 'Continue' in Windows Vista) to begin the installation process.
      Figure II.
    3. Depending upon the speed of your computer, it may take a few seconds while the avast! Setup wizard initializes.
      Figure III.
    4. Once the avast! Setup wizard is started, it shows you a few basic installation options on the welcome screen. Preferred language for the installation can be changed by clicking on the current language shown on the top right corner. At the bottom of the welcome screen you can also choose whether or not you would like to install Google Chrome as your default browser and/or Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer. Before continuing with the installation of avast! Free Antivirus 2014 please read the End User License Agreement and Google Licensing Agreement for the details,
      Figure IV.
      ...then continue by selecting the preferred type of the installation:
    Regular installation of avast! Free Antivirus 2014
    1. Click 'Regular installation' in the middle of the welcome screen to proceed with the default installation of avast! Free Antivirus 2014 in the preferred language, and with minimal user interaction during the setup process.
      Figure V. A
    2. After reading a privacy information, click 'Continue'.
      Figure VI. A
    3. The avast! Setup wizard then creates a system restore point and shows an installation progress. Depending upon the speed of your computer and Internet connection, it may take a few minutes to complete the installation.
      Figure VII. A
    4. Once the installation is successfully completed, click 'Done' to exit the avast! Setup wizard.
      Figure VIII. A
    avast! Free Antivirus 2014 should be then installed on your computer and ready to use. The avast! user interface is accessible via orange ball icon in your system tray or orange shortcut icon on your Windows Desktop.
    Please be advised, that it works in 30-day Trial mode from the date of installation. During this period you need to register to get your free license in order to continue to use the product and remain protected. For more information and detailed step-by-step instructions please read the following article:
    Custom installation of avast! Free Antivirus 2014
    1. Click 'Custom installation' in the middle of the welcome screen to proceed with advanced installation, which allows you to change the destination where you want to install avast! Free Antivirus 2014, and to select only those program components and features you need.
      Figure V. B
    2. On the next screen you can change the default destination folder by entering a full path where you want to install avast! Free Antivirus 2014, or you can click 'Browse...' on the right, and locate the installation folder on your computer via the navigation dialog. When the destination is specified, or if you want to keep the default, click 'Continue'.
      Figure VI. B
    3. avast! Setup wizard shows you a checkbox treeview with all program components and features where you can select or deselect which one you want to install or not. Program components and features represented by the question mark character "?", instead of the checkbox, are available for other products in the avast! 2014 software line. When you make your selection, click 'Continue'.
      Figure VII. B
    4. On the next screen you can check your setup configuration before proceeding with the installation. If you missed something, just click 'Back' and change it, otherwise click 'Continue'.
      Figure VIII. B
    5. After reading a privacy information, click 'Continue' again.
      Figure IX. B
    6. The avast! Setup wizard then creates a system restore point and shows an installation progress. Depending upon the speed of your computer and Internet connection, it may take a few minutes to complete the installation.
      Figure X. B
    7. Once the installation is successfully completed, click 'Done' to exit the avast! Setup wizard.
      Figure XI. B
    avast! Free Antivirus 2014 should be then installed on your computer and ready to use. The avast! user interface is accessible via orange ball icon in your system tray or orange shortcut icon on your Windows Desktop.
    Please be advised, that it works in 30-day Trial mode from the date of installation. During this period you need to register to get your free license in order to continue to use the product and remain protected.
    avast! 2014: Creating and using avast! Rescue Disk
    How to create and use avast! Rescue Disk shipped with avast! 2014?
    When a computer is infected with malware, like some kind of lockscreen ransomware which uses a full-screen image or webpage to stop you from accessing anything on your computer, or a file infector which prevents avast! Antivirus from being installed, you can try to remove infected files from your computer by using avast! Rescue Disk shipped with avast! 2014. To do so, please follow these steps:
    • Create avast! Rescue Disk as a bootable USB flash drive or CD
    • Start up your computer from external bootable media with avast! Rescue Disk
    • Scan your computer for viruses using avast! Rescue Disk
    • Repair or delete infected files using avast! Rescue Disk
    Create avast! Rescue Disk as a bootable USB flash drive or CD
    In order to be able to create avast! Rescue Disk, you'll need another uninfected Windows computer with Internet connection, where you can install avast! 2014, and an empty USB flash drive (500 MB or higher), or alternatively a blank recordable CD with CD/DVD-writer and burning software that is capable of writing CD images in ISO file format. When it's ready, please follow these steps:
    1. Download and install avast! 2014 on another uninfected Windows computer with Internet connection. For detailed step-by-step instructions on how to install avast! 2014 please read the following article:avast! 2014: Installing avast! Premier | Installing avast! Internet Security | Installing avast! Pro Antivirus | Installing avast! Free Antivirus
    2. Right-click on the avast! orange ball icon in the system tray and select 'Open avast! user interface' from the menu,
      Figure I. A
      ...or double-click the desktop icon of installed avast! antivirus software to open the avast! user interface.
      Figure II. A
    3. From the main menu, select ' Tools', and then click 'Rescue Disk'.
      Figure III. A
    4. Now, you have to choose target media type you want to use for avast! Rescue Disk. If you prefer:
      • USB flash drive - insert an empty USB flash drive into the USB port and click the 'USB' button to proceed.
        Figure VI. A
      • Recordable CD - click the 'CD' button,
        Figure V. A
        ...when asked for a location, click 'Browse',
        Figure VI. A
        ...in the displayed navigation dialog choose where you want to save ISO file (CD image) on the computer and click 'Save',
        Figure VII. A
        ...and then proceed with specified location path by clicking 'Create ISO'.
        Figure VIII. A
    5. avast! 2014 shows an overall progress of avast! Rescue Disk creation. It may take a few minutes, depending upon the speed of your computer and Internet connection.
      Figure IX. A
    6. When avast! Rescue Disk is successfully created, click 'OK'.
      Figure IX. A
    If you have chosen Recordable CD as your target media type for avast! Rescue Disk, you have to burn the ISO file you just created, on a blank recordable CD using CD/DVD-writer and burning software that is capable of writing CD images in ISO file format. On computers running:
    • Windows 7 or Windows 8 - you can burn ISO files to a recordable CD by using built-in Windows Disc Image Burner - for detailed step-by-step instructions please read the following article on Microsoft website:Burn a CD or DVD from an ISO file
    • Windows Vista or Windows XP - you have to use any third-party burning program capable of writing CD images in ISO file format - for more information, including links to other resources on how to write ISO files, please read the following article on Wikipedia:Wikipedia - ISO image
    Start up your computer from external bootable media with avast! Rescue Disk
    Once you have created avast! Rescue Disk you'll need to ensure that the infected computer will boot from the external USB flash drive or CD with avast! Rescue Disk instead of the internal hard drive with infected Windows. To do so, please follow these steps:
    1. Insert bootable media with avast! Rescue Disk to the infected computer, i.e. if you have created avast! Rescue Disk on:
      • USB flash drive - turn off the infected computer and insert your USB flash drive with avast! Rescue Disk into its USB port.
      • Recordable CD - insert your CD with avast! Rescue Disk to CD/DVD drive on the infected computer and turn it off.
    2. Turn on the infected computer, and as soon as it's powered on, look for text on the computer's BIOS boot splash screen (usually a computer manufacturer's logo and/or hardware initialization details, shown for a few seconds before Windows starts) that tells you how to access the "Boot menu". Because of the wide variety of computer and BIOS manufacturers, there are numerous ways to access the Boot Menu. The keys that are commonly associated with enabling the Boot Menu are "Esc", "F12" or "F11", but some specific computer models or manufacturers use also other keys, like "F10", "F9", "F8" or "F5". Once you determine the proper key that you need to press to access the Boot Menu, restart the computer again and start immediately tapping that key.
      Figure I. B
    3. Once you get to the Boot Menu, you need to select bootable media with avast! Rescue Disk inserted to the computer, i.e. if you have created avast! Rescue Disk on:
      • USB flash drive - select a device listed as "Removable Devices", "USB Flash Drive", "USB Storage Device", "USB", "USB-HDD" or similar, sometimes it can be listed on a sub-menu with the other storage drives.
        Figure II. B
      • Recordable CD - select a device listed as "CD-ROM Drive", "CDROM", "CD/DVD/CD-RW...", "CD/DVD: model type", "ATAPI CD: model type" or similar, sometimes it can be listed on a sub-menu with the other storage drives.
        Figure III. B
    4. As soon as your computer boots from the external USB flash drive or CD, a message telling you to "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD..." will be shown for a while. Press any key to start-up avast! Rescue Disk wizard as soon as the message disappears.
      Figure IV. B
    Note: If you cannot find how to access the Boot Menu and boot from external USB flash drive or CD, please refer to the computer's user guide, or documentation on manufacturer's website, or try to contact manufacturer's support. Computer manufactured around year 2001 or before may not have ability to boot from USB flash drive.
    Scan your computer for viruses using avast! Rescue Disk
    Once you have started avast! Rescue Disk wizard on the infected computer from the external USB flash drive or CD, you'll need to scan your files to check if there are any viruses on the computer. To do so, please follow these steps:
    1. On the welcome screen you can start scanning the computer for viruses with one of these two options selected:
      • All hard discs (by default) - if you want to scan the entire computer.
        Figure I. C
      • Selected folders/discs - if you want to scan only a specific folder/disc or multiple folders/discs on the computer. In order to do so, you have to click the 'Change' button...
        Figure II. C
        ...to open the navigation dialog, and as soon as you check the boxes besides each folder or disc you would like to scan, click 'OK'.
        Figure III. C
      Note: If necessary, you can also check that you want to 'Scan all archives', i.e. CAB, ZIP, RAR and other compressed files. However, it could take much longer, depending on number and size of all archive files on the computer.
    2. When ready, click 'Start scan' to proceed.
      Figure IV. C
    3. Then an overall scan progress will be shown. It may take a few minutes to complete the scan, depending on the computer's performance, and the amount of the data you have selected to scan.
      Figure V. C
    4. When the scanning is finished, a scanlog file containing a scan report will pops up in the Notepad over the screen. You can save the scanlog file in case you need it. If any infected files are found, they will be listed in the scan report,
      Figure VI. C
      ...and as soon as you move, minimize or close the scanlog window to get back to avast! Rescue Disk wizard, you'll also see a number of infected files in the scanning results.
      Figure VII. C
    Repair or delete infected files using avast! Rescue Disk
    Once you have finished the scanning of the infected computer, avast! Rescue Disk wizard shows you how many infected files were found. If there are any files indentified as infected, you can select one of these two options to remove the infection:
    • Fix automatically
      1. If you click this option, avast! Rescue Disk tries to remove the malicious code from all infected files, while keeping the rest of each file intact. If it fails to repair any files, they will be automatically deleted from the infected computer.
        Figure I. D
      2. When it's done, on the next screen with the results click 'Quit and restart computer' to exit avast! Rescue Disk.
        Figure II. D
    • Do it manually
      1. If you click this option, avast! Rescue Disk lets you select the infected files you want to try to repair or delete completely.
        Figure III. D
      2. On the next screen you'll see all infected files listed in the table. In the first column you can tick the checkbox besides each file you would like to repair or delete. After that, you can click:
        • 'Fix automatically' - to try to remove only the malicious code from the selected files, while keeping the rest of each file intact. Infected files that fail to be repaired will be automatically deleted from the infected computer.
        • 'Repair selected' - to try to remove only the malicious code from the selected files, while keeping the rest of each file intact. Unfortunately, some of them cannot be repaired as the whole file is malware, therefore you have to manually delete those files that fail to be repaired.
        • 'Delete selected' - to permanently delete selected files from the computer.
        Figure IV. D
        ...and when the action is over, click 'OK' on the confirmation message with the results.
        Figure V. D
        Note: In case that you have selected 'Scan all archives' on the welcome screen of avast! Rescue Disk wizard, and any infected archive was found, you can also check, that you want to 'Delete infected archives'.
      3. Once you have finished, click 'continue...
        Figure VI. D
        ...and on the next screen with the results click 'Quit and restart computer' to exit avast! Rescue Disk.
        Figure VII. D
    As soon as the computer is restarted you can remove the external USB flash drive/CD with avast! Rescue Disk from USB port/CD-DVD drive.
    Inregistrare avast! Free Antivirus
    How to register avast! Free Antivirus 2014 ?
    The following instructions for registering and inserting your license assume that you already have avast! Free Antivirus 2014 installed on your computer. There are two methods on how to register and insert the license to avast! Free Antivirus 2014 :
    • On-line registration
    On-line registration of avast! Free Antivirus 2014
    On-line registration is very simple and it's the preferred method for all users of avast! Free Antivirus 2014 installed on a computer with standard Internet connectivity. To perform on-line registration follow these steps:
    1. Right-click on the avast! orange ball icon in the system tray and select 'Registration information' from the menu.
      Figure I. A
    2. Your Subscription screen will appear, where you should click 'Register now' to open the registration form.
      Figure II. A
      In the meantime, a dialog box offering an upgrade may popup. To continue using avast! Free Antivirus and open the registration form, just click the 'Select' button displayed at avast! Free Antivirus column within the product comparison table.
      Figure III. A
    3. Once the registration form appears, enter all the required data into the text fields, and when it's finished, click 'Register with email address' to submit your registration.
      Figure IV. A
      After your registration is complete, an information dialog box will be displayed. Just click 'Stay with basic protection'.
      Figure V. A
    4. Then your registration status will change to REGISTERED and the expiration date will be updated on the Your Subscription screen.
      Figure VI. A
    avast! Free Antivirus 2014 can now continue to be used for 12 months and you will continue to receive automatic updates to both the program and your virus definitions. At the end of that time, it will be necessary simply to register for a new free license.