Installing clients with Save Package

Article:HOWTO80789  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2014-09-21  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO80789
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Installing clients with Save Package

Save Package creates the installation packages that you can install either manually, with third-party deployment software, or with a login script.

Save Package comprises the following tasks:

  • You make your configuration selections and then create the client installation packages.

  • You save the installation package to a folder on the computer that runs Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.

    For Windows, the installation package can be for 32- or 64-bit operating systems. The installation package comprises one setup.exe file or a collection of files that includes a setup.exe file. Computer users often find one setup.exe file easier to use.

Either you or the end user can install the installation package on the client computer. Alternately, you can use third-party deployment software to perform the installation.

To install clients with Save Package

  1. In the console, on the Home page, in the Common Tasks menu, click Install protection client to computers.

  2. In the Client Deployment Wizard, do one of the following tasks:

    • Click New Package Deployment, and then click Next. Save Package only installs a new installation package.

    • Click Communication Update Package Deployment if you want to update Windows or Mac client communication settings on the computers that already have the Symantec Endpoint Protection client installed. Follow the on-screen instructions, and then go to step 4.

      Click Communication Update Package Deployment if you want to update Windows client communication settings on the computers that already have the Symantec Endpoint Protection client installed. Follow the on-screen instructions, and then go to step 4.

      Note:

      While the Communication Update Package option appears for Mac, there is no Mac client for Symantec Network Access Control.

  3. Make selections from the available options, which vary depending on the installation package type, and then click Next.

    Note:

    To uninstall third-party security software on the Windows client, you must configure custom Client Install Settings before launching the Client Deployment Wizard. To see which third-party software the client package removes, see About the third-party security software removal feature in Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1

    See Configuring client packages to uninstall existing third-party security software.

    See About the Windows client installation settings.

  4. Click Save Package, and then click Next.

  5. Click Browse and specify the folder to receive the package.

    For Communication Update Package Deployment, or for Mac and Linux packages, go to step 6.

    For Communication Update Package Deployment, go to step 6.

    For new Windows packages, check Single .exe file (default) or Separate files (required for .MSI).

    Note:

    Use Single .exe file unless you require separate files for a third-party deployment program.

  6. Click Next.

  7. Review the settings summary, click Next, and then click Finish.

  8. Provide the exported package to the computer users.

    For example, you can save the package to a secure shared network location, or email the package to the computer users. You can also use a third-party program to install the package.

  9. Confirm that the user downloads and installs the client software, and confirm the installation status of the clients.

    For new client installations, the client computers may not appear within the management console until after they restart. Depending on the client restart settings of the client, you or the computer users may need to restart the client computers. Mac clients prompt a restart when installation completes. Linux clients do not require a restart.

    Client computers may not appear within the management console until after they restart. Depending on the client restart settings of the installed client, you or the computer users may need to restart the client computers.

    See Restarting the client computers from Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.

    See Viewing the status of deployed client computers.

See Which features should you install on the client?

See About client installation methods

See Preparing for client installation.


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