1. Download and Start the Installation
a) Download the 'Sophos Enterprise Console' from the page access and start the installer.
2. Accept the License Terms
Choose "Next" and accept the license terms in the following step.
3. Select the components you want to install
4. Check the Requirements
Following this, the installer performs several system tests in order to determine whether all requirements for a successful installation have been fulfilled.
5. Select the Installation Directory
6. Install the Database
To install the database the installer requires an account which the Enterprise Console will later use to authenticate for the database. For the authorization required by this account, please refer to the support article displayed in the Wizard.
7. Communication Settings
8. Login Data for the Update of Managed Computers
Select an account with which your managed computers need to log on to the Enterprise Console in order to download updates.
9. Encryption Configuration
10. Feedback Data and Installation
To conclude the preparations, decide whether Sophos may collect feedback data from your server. Start the installation by selecting "install". Next, you have to log on to the system again.
11. Start the Configuration of the Update Manager
After logging in again, Enterprise Console automatically starts a Wizard for the configuration of the update server. Since only Sophos-specific servers can be selected here, you have to click "Cancel". Next, choose the item "Update manager" at the top of the window. Then, right-click on the server and select "Open/edit configuration".
12. Configuration of Update Sources
In the tab "Sources" select the button "Add" and enter the URL of the update server and your login data. The corresponding link can be found here: access.
13. Configuration of Subscription
In the tab "Subscriptions" select the subscription "Recommended" and move it to the section "Subscribed for" on the right. Then, click "OK" and confirm the warning windows (if need be) with "Yes".
14. Configuration of Software Products in the Subscription
Finally, you should select the software products in the subscription "Recommended" which you want to provide along with the Enterprise Console. After your selection, the update manager automatically starts the synchronization.