SCEP Installation Guide for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1


  • System Center Endpoint Protection is licensed only for University of Saskatchewan-owned computers

  • This will not install on Windows 10. We recommend using Windows Defender as it can be managed by your local IT.

For further assistance installing or using System Center Endpoint Protection, please contact the ICT Service Desk.

  1. Uninstall any other Antivirus Software already installed on your computer
  2. Download the installer from using your NSID and password.

NOTE: If you get a 500 - Internal server error after typing in your NSID and password, click the circular arrow icon in your web browser's address bar to reload the page and the file will start downloading:

reload page if you see internal 500 error

  1. Double click the SCEPInstall_UofS.exe file
    SCEP set up
  2. Click Yes when prompted Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?
    allow changes
  3. Click Next
    installation wizard
  4. Click I accept
    accept terms
  5. Select one of the options (Join or I do not want to join) then click Next.
    optional customer experience program
  6. Check the box for If no firewall is turned on, turn on Windows Firewall (Recommended) then click Next.
    check box
  7. Click Install.
  8. When the install is completed, click Finish.
    finish installation
  9. Open System Center Endpoint Protection from your list of programs, then go to the Update tab and ensure it says Up to date. If it does not say Up to date, click  Update.
    ensure update is turned on
  10. Click the Settings Tab and select Scheduled scan.
    scheduled scan details
  11. Set the following options for a scheduled scan:
    • Check the box for Run a scheduled scan on my PC (recommended)
    • Scan: Full Scan
    • When: Daily
    • Around: Select a time the computer will be on, but not heavily used (i.e. lunch or break time)
    • Click Save changes
    setting page
  12. Click Yes when asked Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?
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