System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection provides an antimalware and security solution for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Before you can install System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection you must be an employee of a department which is part of the Microsoft Campus Agreement (MCA) or a student from the Mobile Computing Program (MCP). Being a member of the MCA or MCP gives you the permission necessary to access the System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection installation files through the network.
This guide describes how to install System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection on a user's device pursuant to the license agreement. System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection is also available for Windows and Mac, please see the following links for instructions on installing the software for those platforms:
To agree to the license and gain access to the software, launch the Software Licensing Tool and follow the prompts.
- The System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection software cannot be used for commercial purposes.
- You cannot distribute the System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection software to anyone.
- The System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection software must be removed from your computer when you leave the Rensselaer community.
- If you are not a member of either the MCA or MCP, please read this announcement.
Installing System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection on a computer with Linux
If you are OFF campus, the VPN needs to be up and running before attempting to install or run this program
System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection is available for the Linux distributions (32-bit and 64-bit) listed below:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6
- CentOS 5.6
- Debian 5 and 6
- SUSE Enterprise 10 and 11
- Oracle Linux 5 and 6
- Click on Places.
- Click on Connect to Server... and fill in the information as follows:
- Server type: Windows Share
- Server: arc-fs4.win.rpi.edu
- Share: software
- Folder: Microsoft
- Username: type in your RCS user name
- Domain Name: win.rpi.edu
- Click Connect. You will be prompted to type in your RCS password. You may accept the default (Forget password immediately) and click Connect.
- An icon named software on arc-fs4.win.rpi.edu is added to your Desktop. The Microsoft directory is open and shows the directory 2012.
- From the directory /Microsoft/2012/linux/Linux/188.8.131.52 copy the binary file corresponding to your Linux distribution to your computer's Desktop. It may take a minute or two, please be patient. In this example, for Red Hat 6 32-bit, the file is scep.i386.rpm.bin.
- Open a terminal window.
- At the terminal type in sudo sh / home/Username/Desktop/scep.i386.rpm.bin and hit Enter.
- You will be prompted to enter your computer's root password.
- You will see Endpoint Protection helps....
- Accept the License Agreement by typing y. The installer is created. For this example, the file is scept-4.5.10.i386.rpm. You will also be presented with instructions on how to install or uninstall the program.
- Then type in sudo rpm –U scep-4.5.10.i386.rpm. (You will be prompted to type your computer's root password). You will see Checking dependencies...
- To start the Antivirus daemon, type in sudo /etc/init.d/scep start.
- After a moment, you would see Starting System 2012 Center Endpoint Protection [OK].
- To confirm that the daemon is running, type in ps -C scep_daemon.
- At least two SCEP daemon processes should be running in the background. The first PID represents the process and threads manager of the system. The other represents the SCEP scanning process.
- Unmount the software share on arc-fs4.win.rpi.edu so others can use the files.
- To unmount the drive, right-click on it and select Unmount Volume.