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Installation of the Sophos Enterprise Console

Installation of the Sophos Enterprise Console


The following manual applies to the new installation of the Sophos Enterprise Console 5.2.1R2 on a Windows server 2008 R2. Depending on the operating system used or the Enterprise Console, there may be slight differences. Please note the system requirements under and the Release Notes ( before the installation.

Additional documentations on Enterprise Console can be found here:



1. Download and Start the Installation

 a) Download the 'Sophos Enterprise Console' from the page access and start the installer.

Sophos Enterprise Download


2. Accept the License Terms 

Choose "Next" and accept the license terms in the following step.

Sophos Enterprise Lizenzbedingungen1Sophos Enterprise Lizenzbedingungen2



3. Select the components you want to install
Sophos Enterprise zu installierende Komponenten


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.

Sophos Enterprise Prüfen der Voraussetzungen


5. Select the Installation Directory 

Sophos Enterprise Installationsverzeichnis wählen


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.  

Sophos Enterprise Installation Datenbank

7. Communication Settings 

Sophos Enterprise Kommunikationseinstellungen


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. 

Sophos Enterprise Zugangsdaten für Update


9. Encryption Configuration

Sophos Enterprise Konfiguration Verschlüsselung


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.  

Sophos Enterprise Feedback Daten1Sophos Enterprise Feedback Daten2Sophos Enterprise Feedback Daten3

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".  

Sophos Enterprise Konfiguration Start1Sophos Enterprise Konfiguration Start


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.

Sophos Enterprise Konfiguration Updatequelle


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".  

Sophos Enterprise Konfiguration Abonement


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.

Sophos Enterprise Konfiguration der Softwareprodukte im Abonnement1Sophos Enterprise Konfiguration der Softwareprodukte im Abonnement2


Um die Log-Dateien der Enterprise Console zu öffnen, gibt es im Installationsverzeichnis ( c:\program files\sophos\enterprise console) ein MMC Snap-In namens 'Logs.msc'. )


last changed on 07/14/2022

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