Preparing for client installation
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You must install a Symantec Endpoint Protection client on every computer you want to protect, whether the computer is physical or virtual.
Table: Client computer preparation lists the actions that you must perform to install the client software on the computers in your network.
Table: Client computer preparation
Identify client computers
Identify the computers on which you want to install the client software. Check that all the computers run a supported operating system.
For the most current system requirements, see: Release Notes and System Requirements for all versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Network Access Control
Identify computer groups (optional)
Identify the computer groups to which you want the clients to belong. For example, you can group clients based on type of computer, to conform to your corporate organization, or to the security level required. You can create these groups before or after you install the client software.
You can also import an existing group structure such as an Active Directory structure.
Prepare client computers for deployment and installation
Prepare the computers for remote client deployment and for successful communication with Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager after installation.
Determine features and deploy client software
You deploy the client software using one of the available methods. You can also export a customized client package to deploy later or with a third-party tool.
Verify installation status
Confirm that the client installation succeeded and that clients communicate with Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager. Managed clients may not appear in the console until after they are restarted.
After installation, you can take additional steps to secure unmanaged computers and optimize the performance of your Symantec Endpoint Protection installation.
After installation, you can take additional steps to optimize the performance of your Symantec Endpoint Protection installation.
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