Sophos Control Center version 4.0.1 release notes

About Sophos Control Center

Note: Sophos Control Center is no longer actively maintained. We recommend that you upgrade to Sophos Enterprise Console for Windows 8 deployment support and other improvements.

If you need to reinstall Sophos Control Center, please read the "What To Do" section of knowledgebase article 118472.

Sophos Control Center (SCC) is the management tool for our range of Small Business Suites. It can be used to configure, monitor, manage, and report on Sophos small business endpoint products running on Windows and Mac OS X computers. For more information about Sophos Control Center, see Sophos Control Center Help.

For information on installing Sophos Control Center for the first time, see the Sophos Control Center startup guide.

For information on upgrading, see the Sophos Control Center upgrade guide.

Sophos documentation is published at

New in this version

  • Includes updated Sophos Update Manager.
  • Fix for the following problem: (DEF49552) Installation fails on Windows 2008 Datacenter SP2.
  • Fix for the following problem: (DEF50620) Installation fails on Vista Ultimate.
  • Fix for the following problem: (DEF51028) SCC installation fails on a backup domain controller.

System requirements

Supported operating systems

  • Windows Server 2008 (Foundation, Standard and Enterprise)
  • Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2+
  • Windows SBS 2003 R2 SP2+
  • Windows Server 2003 SP1+ (Standard, Enterprise and Web)
  • Windows SBS 2003 SP2+
  • Windows Vista (Business, Enterprise and Ultimate)
  • Windows XP Professional SP2+
Note: It is recommended that a server operating system is used. Otherwise, the performance of Sophos Control Center is impacted.

Database support

SQL Server 2005 (SQL Server 2005 Express Edition is installed by default)

Hardware requirements

  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Pentium or equivalent.
  • Memory: 512MB.
  • Disk space: 1.5 GB for installation without SQL Server 2005 Express; 1.8 GB for complete installation with SQL Server 2005 Express.

    In addition to this, you will need around 200 MB - 350 MB per endpoint product you are downloading from Sophos.

Minimum database size

The computer where you place the database (which may be the same computer as the computer where Control Center is installed or a different one) needs a minimum of 1 GB disk space for data.

Maximum database size

  • If you use Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, the maximum size that a database can reach is 4 GB.
  • If you use Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or later, there is no limit apart from that set by the administrator.
  • If you use MSDE, the maximum size that a database can reach is 2 GB.

Software requirements

To enable Control Center to communicate with managed workstations, open ports 8192 and 8194 on the computer where the Control Center management server is installed.

To enable Control Center to download security software from Sophos, open port 80 on the computer where it is installed.

Known issues

  • Computer names must use the standard ASCII 7 format to be valid in Sophos Control Center. Computers with names containing accented or non-Roman characters are not recognized.

Technical support

You can find technical support for Sophos products in any of these ways:

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