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Installation and Configuration of Sophos Enterprise Console 5.1 in your Networks – 2. Configuration

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Steps: 

After the installation of the Sophos Enterprise Console you had logged off.
Now you logged in and the Console starts automatically.
This Windows will appear:

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  1. Cancel this Window and change to the “Update Manager“ menu.
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  1. You will see this:
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  1. Rightclick on the Servername and choose: View/Edit Configuration and this Window will appear:
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  1. Select Add
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  1. Write in the Adress field the IP Address of one of your Infrastructure Server and add the port 8085. For example: http://10.1.1.11:8085
No other fields must be populated
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  1. This Message can be closed with yes
  1. Choose Subscriptions
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  1. Add Recommended to Subscribed to:
  1. Go to Distribution
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  1. The Distribution should look like this automatically, if not add \\Yourserver\SophosUpdate to Update to:
  1. Go to Schedule
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  1. Both values should be on 60 minutes
  1. Choose Logging
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  1. Total size is 500 MB and Remove older than 20 days is normal but this is your choise
  1. Go to Advanced
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  1. Make sure, that the drop down field shows 1 Recommended
  1. When you closed this with OK, 2 windows with messages will appear. You can close both with yes
  1. After this you can start the update of the server
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  1. At Download Status should stand: Downloading Binaries
  2. After about 5 minutes it should be like this, the time and date should be near to the current



  1. Right-Click “Recommended” and choose “Duplicate Subscription”.

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  1. We need to create three more Software Subscriptions, which are named:
SLS Linux
SLS network v. 9.5
SLS network v. 10.2
When you are finished we have four Subscriptions. With this configuration we are more flexible.
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  1. Now double click the Subscription “Recommended”. A new window will appear. Now we need to configure the subscription.
  1. In “Recommended” we deactivate all platforms. So remove all existing checkmarks so nothing is enabled. Afterwards click “OK”.
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  1. A new message will appear which you can close with OK:
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  1. This Information is also normal, also if you don’t have the group \Infra in the list yet
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  1. Now we need to configure the other three subscriptions.
  2. Subscription “JOHN Linux
Platform:           Linux
Version:                        9 Recommended
Important:
Uncheck all other platforms and uncheck
Automatically upgrade fixed version software when it is no longer supported by Sophos” (on the bottom of the window)
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  1. Subscription “John network v. 9.5
Platform:           Windows 2000 and above
Version:                        9.5 Extended Maintenance Recommended
Important:
Uncheck all other platforms and uncheck
Automatically upgrade fixed version software when it is no longer supported by Sophos” (on the bottom of the window)
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  1. Subscription “John network v. 10.2
Platform:           Windows 2000 and above
Version:                        10.2 Recommended
Important:
Uncheck all other platforms and uncheck
Automatically upgrade fixed version software when it is no longer supported by Sophos” (on the bottom of the window)
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  1. Choose “EndPoints”  you should see this:
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  1. Open in the Policy Chart the Point “Updating” and double click the Policy “Default”.
  2. A new window will appear. Change to the tab “Subscription” and choose in the dropdown menu “SLS network v. 10.2”. This is because the client 9.5 is running out of support by Sophos.
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  1. Go to the Root point “Your Server” and create a new Group called Production. Move your server in it. Your are able to manage this group and all computer in it.
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  1. You need to use Discover computers now, so you can manage all your clients in the network
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  1. Discover by IP range
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  1. Enter the credentials of a administrative account
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  1.  Enter the IP range of your production network.
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  1. When you have done this, move all computers Sophos has found to the group Production
  2. A Window will appear for protect the moved computers
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  1. Uncheck this checkbox and go to the next page
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  1. The selected options are fine
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  1. A list of your clients will appear, which will be protected with Sophos
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  1. You need adminstrative credentials to install or reconfigure Sophos antivirus on these computers
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  1. After you finished the next page, your computer should look like the next picture.

    Which means, that they are installing or reconfiguring Sophos antivirus.

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