Symantec Endpoint Protection Integration Component 7.0 Release Notes

Article:DOC1796  |  Created: 2009-04-06  |  Updated: 2009-04-06  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC1796
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Description



Note: Symantec Endpoint Protection Integration Component 7.0 now adds Service Pack One. For release notes see article: 50550

The Symantec Endpoint Protection Integration Component combines Symantec Endpoint Protection with other Symantec Management Platform solutions. With Altiris solutions you can inventory computers, update patches, deliver software, deploy new computers, and completely manage your systems. You can also back up and restore your systems and data, manage DLP agents, manage Symantec Endpoint Protection clients, and more all from a single Symantec Management Console.
With the Symantec Endpoint Protection Integratioon Component 7.0, you can perform common Symantec Endpoint Protection client management operations from the Symantec Management Console.

Features in the Release

Symantec Endpoint Protection Integration Component lets you perform common Symantec Endpoint Protection client management operations from the Symantec Management Console.

Specifically, Symantec Endpoint Protection Integration Component lets you perform the following tasks:

  • Identify computers using various discovery methods
  • Run an Antivirus Inventory.
  • View summaries of the antivirus software that is installed in your environment.
  • Uninstall antivirus software remotely.
  • Create Symantec Endpoint Protection client installation packages.
  • Install Symantec Endpoint Protection clients remotely.
  • View computers on which Symantec Endpoint Protection client rollouts are successful.
  • View computers on which Symantec Endpoint Protection client rollout has failed.
  • Repair Symantec Endpoint Protection clients.
  • Migrate computers to the latest Symantec Endpoint Protection client.
  • Update the content of Symantec Endpoint Protection clients.
  • View computers on which Tamper Protection is detected and enabled.
  • Run Quick Scans for viruses and security risks.
  • Run Full Scans for viruses and security risks.
  • View the status of Altiris Agent installations.

Prerequisites

Server system prerequisites and support:

  • NS 7.0.4726 RC2 SP1.  Only NS 32-bit versions will be supported.
  •  Internet Explorer 7.

Client system prerequisites and support:

  • The target computers must have Altiris Agent 7.0 installed.
  • Windows Professional 2000 SP4, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server Longhorn, Windows 64-bit platforms. 
  • Symantec Antivirus, McAfee, Trend Micro Officescan, SEP, CA, F-Secure, Sophos, ESET, Kaspersky.

Things to Know

The following are things to know about this release:

Thing to know Article ID 

Creating a Symantec Endpoint Protection client package

You must create a Symantec Endpoint Protection Packages using the client package creation page. The client package creation page is  located at:
Settings > Software > Symantec Endpoint Protection > Client Package Configuration. You must provide the following information to create a package.

  • Type of the package
  • The name of the package
  • The location of the package's setup file.

Note: Creation of packages must be done from the console on the Notification Server computer.

 
Updating Distribution points

If you change the location of the Symantec Endpoint Protection Client setup.exe file after you create a Symantec Endpoint Protection Client Install package, then you must update the package's distribution points. To update the packages distribution points do the following:

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Manage menu click Software.
  2. In the left pane, click Software > Software Catalog.
  3. In the Software Catalog, select and right-click the Symantec Endpoint Protection Client Install Package and then click Actions > Edit Software Resource.
  4. In the Symantec Endpoint Protection Client Install Package page click the Package tab.
  5. Under Packages, right-click the package and select Update Distribution Points.
  
Hierarchy and replication

After you create Hierarchy between Notification Servers to replicate the items, you must replicate the Software Release.  To replicate the Software Release you must create and schedule a Resource Replication Rule as follows:

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Settings menu, click All Settings.
  2. In the left pane, right-click Settings > Notification Server > Replication > Resources and then click New > Resource Replication Rule.
  3. On the New replication rule page, under Replicate, click the Resource Types link.
  4. In the Select Resource Type page, under Available Items, select Software Release.
  5. Click the right-arrow button to include Software Release in the Selected Items column.
  6. Click OK.
 

Known Issues

The following are unresolved issues in this release:  

Issue Article ID
Migration Job

When editing Advance option, Password will be shown blank.

 
Symantec Endpoint Protection Pre-requisites

SEP will not be installed if the pre-requisites do not match.

 
Registry entries and folders

A few registry entries and folders will be present even if we uninstall the existing antivirus.

 
Un-installation and inventory of localized Antivirus software

Currently we are supporting only localized version of Trend and Symantec AntiVirus antivirus software. Inventory of Trend, Symantec AntiVirus and Symantec Endpoint Protection is supported currently.

 
Antivirus Inventory may return No Updates for the virus definition version. immediately after the Symantec Endpoint Protection client is installed as the client. Running the Antivirus Inventory task again once the client is initialized will return the accurate virus definition version.  

 



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46460


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