Deploying clients by using Remote Push

Article:HOWTO55065  |  Created: 2011-06-29  |  Updated: 2011-12-16  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55065
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Deploying clients by using Remote Push

Remote Push lets you control the client installation. Remote Push pushes the client software to the computers that you specify. Using Remote Push requires knowledge of how to search networks to locate computers by IP address or computer names.

See About client deployment methods.

Remote Push performs the following actions:

  • Select an existing client installation package or create a new installation package.

  • For new installation packages, configure package deployment settings

  • Locate computers on your network.

    Remote Push locates the computers that you specify or the computers that are discovered to be unprotected.

  • Push the client software to the computers that you specify.

    To push the client software, you should use a domain administrative account if the client computer is part of an Active Directory domain. Remote Push Installation requires elevated privileges.

    See Preparing Windows operating systems for remote deployment.

  • Install the client software on the computers.

    The installation automatically begins on the computers.

You may start the client deployment from the console.

To deploy clients by using Remote Push

  1. In the console, click Home.

  2. On the Home page, in the Common Tasks menu, select Install protection client to computers. The Client Deployment wizard starts.

  3. In the Welcome to the Client Deployment Wizard pane, select whether a new or an existing package is used and click Next.

  4. For a new installation package, select the client version, the feature set, the client group and content options, and then click Next.

  5. Click Remote Push, and then click Next.

  6. Locate the computers to receive the client software, and then click >> to add the computers to the list.

    To browse the network for computers, click Browse Network.

    To find computers by IP address or computer name, click Search Network, and then click Find Computers.

    Authenticate with the domain or workgroup if prompted.

    Note:

    You can set a timeout value to constrain the amount of time the server applies to a search.

  7. Click Next.

  8. Click Send to push the client software to the selected computers.

  9. Wait while the client software is pushed to the selected computers.

  10. Click Finish.

    The installation starts automatically on the client computers. The installation takes several minutes to complete.

  11. Depending on the client restart settings of the deployed client, you or the computer users may need to restart the client computers.

    See Restarting client computers.

  12. Confirm the status of the deployed clients.

    See Viewing client inventory.


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