Installing Check Point VPN-1/FireWall-1 NG AI on Windows
Finally, all of your hard work at preparing for the firewall installation is about to pay off. This section is dedicated to installing the Check Point VPN-1/FireWall-1 NG on Windows. Hopefully you have read the previous section Before you Begin and are prepared to start with the Check Point software installation. If you did not read the Before you Begin section above, then you should go back and read it before you continue.
Although this section focuses on standalone installations, it will point out the different options you would make if you wanted to install the firewall on Windows in a distributed environment. In other words, you will be installing the management and enforcement modules as well as the GUI all on one machine; however, you could install each piece on separate machines (and use different operating systems) if that is what your network design calls for. You would typically use a distributed installation if you will be managing multiple firewalls, if you will be installing a cluster of firewalls, or if you are installing an appliance with limited disk space so the logging would go to a server with ample disk space. The distributed installation is not much different from the standalone installation, and the goal is for you to feel just as comfortable with the former as you do with the latter.
Installing from CD
This section will walk you through the Check Point VPN-1/FireWall-1 installation on Windows using the...