Installing an unmanaged Windows client

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Installing an unmanaged Windows client

You install an unmanaged Symantec Endpoint Protection client directly on to a Windows computer. This type of installation usually requires interaction with or feedback from the user. However, you can export an unmanaged package through Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager with custom installation settings.

If you install a managed Windows client directly, the end user only interacts with an installation package that has an Interactive client installation settings type. In this situation, the steps to install are similar to those of the unmanaged client. The end user does not interact with the installation packages that use the client installation settings types Show progress bar only or Silent.

See Exporting client installation packages.

To install an unmanaged Windows client

  1. Copy the installation file or folder to the client computer, and then double-click Setup.exe. Click Next.

    If you purchased a physical disc and want to install an unmanaged client, insert the disc. The installation should start automatically. If it does not start automatically, double-click Setup.exe, and then click Install an unmanaged client.

  2. On the License Agreement Panel, click I accept the terms in the license agreement, and then click Next.

  3. The installer selects Unmanaged client by default. Click Next. If you click Managed client, the installer advises you to install using a managed client installation package, and then quits.

    This panel appears when you install the client software for the first time on a computer.

  4. On the Setup Type panel, click one of the following options:

    Click Typical for the most common options, and then click Next.

    Click Custom to configure your installation, click Next, select the protection types, and then click Next.

    See Which features should you install on the client?.

  5. If the installation wizard prompts you, click Enable Auto-Protect and Run LiveUpdate, and then click Next

  6. On the File Reputation Data Submission panel, uncheck the box if you do not want to provide anonymous file reputation data to Symantec, and then click Next.

    An unmanaged client does not submit reputation data without a paid license, even if you do not uncheck the box.

    See Licensing an unmanaged Windows client.

  7. On the Ready to Install the Program panel, click Install.

  8. On the Wizard Complete panel, click Finish.

See Installing the Symantec Endpoint Protection client for Mac.

See Installing the Symantec Endpoint Protection client for Linux.

See About the Windows client installation settings.

See About managed and unmanaged clients.

See Preparing for client installation.

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