Recovering client communication settings by using the SylinkDrop tool

Article:HOWTO27349  |  Created: 2010-01-08  |  Updated: 2010-01-20  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO27349
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Recovering client communication settings by using the SylinkDrop tool

The Sylink.xml file includes communication settings between the client and a Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager server. If the clients have lost the communication with a management server, you must replace the old Sylink.xml file with a new file. The SylinkDrop tool automatically replaces the Sylink.xml file on the client computer with a new Sylink.xml file.

When you run the SylinkDrop tool, it can also perform the following tasks:

  • Migrates or moves clients to a new domain or management server.

  • Restores the communication breakages to the client that cannot be corrected on the management server.

  • Moves a client from one server to another server that is not a replication partner.

  • Moves a client from one domain to another.

  • Converts an unmanaged client to a managed client.

  • Converts a managed client to an unmanaged client.

You can use write a script with the tool to modify communication settings for large numbers of clients.

See Troubleshooting communication problems between the management server and the client.

To recover client communication settings by using the SylinkDrop tool

  1. In the console, export the communication file from the group that connects to the management server to which you want the client computer to connect.

    See Converting an unmanaged client to a managed client.

  2. Deploy the communication file to the client computer.

  3. On Disk 3 of the installation CD, locate the \Tools\NoSupport\SylinkDrop folder, and open SylinkDrop.exe.

    You can run the tool remotely or save it and then run it on the client computer. If you use the tool on the command line, read the SylinkDrop.txt file for a list of the tool's command parameters.

  4. In the Sylink Drop dialog box, click Browse, and locate the .xml file you deployed in step 2 to the client computer.

  5. Click Update Sylink.

  6. If you see a confirmation dialog box, click OK.

  7. In the Sylink Drop dialog box, click Exit.


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