This section describes how to install Defender for the first time. Before you start, make sure that:
The target computer is in a safe location The computer on which you plan to install the required Defender features is in a secure location to which you have physical access, has TCP/IP installed and static IP address, and meets the applicable system requirements described in the Defender Release Notes.
The account under which you plan to install Defender has sufficient permissions The account under which you will be running the Defender Setup must be a member of the local administrators group. To install the Defender Management Portal, this account must also have the permissions to create and delete child Active Directory objects under the computer account object corresponding to the computer where the Management Portal is installed.
You have prepared a service account This is the account under which Defender will be accessing Active Directory®. The Defender Setup extends standard Active Directory schema classes and attributes and defines new Defender-specific classes in the Active Directory schema. For more information about these classes and attributes, see “Appendix C: Defender classes and attributes in Active Directory” in the Defender Administration Guide.
The service account must have the following permissions:
You can install Defender on physical computers or virtual machines. To install Defender for the first time, complete the following steps:
By completing these steps, you get a base Defender configuration which you can then extend to suit your needs. For example, you can extend the base configuration to do the following:
To install the required Defender components
For more information on how to start and use the Defender Security Server Configuration tool, see Defender Setup Wizard reference.
Use the Defender Security Server Configuration tool to configure the Defender Security Server you have installed in Install required Defender components. By default, this tool starts automatically when you complete the Defender Setup Wizard.
For more information on how to start and use the Defender Security Server Configuration tool, see Defender Security Server Configuration tool reference.
In this step, you create and configure a number of required Defender-related objects in Active Directory. The required objects are:
For detailed instructions on how to create and configure Defender objects in Active Directory, see “Managing Defender objects in Active Directory” in the Defender Administration Guide.