Using client installation packages
|Article:HOWTO27452|||||Created: 2010-01-08|||||Updated: 2010-01-20|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO27452|
To manage computers with Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager, you must export at least one client installation package to a management server in the site. After you export the client installation package, you then install the files in the package onto client computers. You can export packages for Symantec-managed clients, third-party managed clients, and unmanaged clients.
You can use the console to export these packages as a single executable file or as a series of files in a directory. The method that you choose depends on your deployment method and whether you want to upgrade client software in groups from the console. The single executable is available for third-party installation tools and for potential bandwidth conservation. Typically, if you use Active Directory Group Policy Object, you would not choose to export to a single executable file.
During the export process, you select either the 32-bit installation packages or the 64-bit installation packages that are provided by default. You then optionally select the specific client protection technologies to install if you do not want to install all components. You can also specify how the installation interacts with end users. Finally, you can install the exported files (a package) to computers one at a time, or deploy the exported files to multiple computers simultaneously.
Symantec occasionally provides updated packages of installation files. When client software is installed on client computers, you can automatically update the client software on all clients in a group with the auto-upgrade feature. You do not need to redeploy software with installation deployment tools.
Table: Client installation package-related tasks
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