Configuring Windows client installation feature sets

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Configuring Windows client installation feature sets

Client installation feature sets define the client protection components that you install on Windows computers. For example, if you create Symantec Endpoint Protection packages, you can select a feature set to install Virus and Spyware Protection and Network Threat Protection. Or, you can select another feature set to install only Virus and Spyware Protection.

You can also create a custom feature set. You must name each custom client install feature set that you create. You then select a default or a custom client feature set when you export 32-bit client software packages and 64-bit client software packages.

The Mac client installation package installs Virus and Spyware Protection, and intrusion prevention. The Linux client installation package only installs Virus and Spyware Protection. You cannot customize the features for the Mac or Linux client installation package.


For client installation packages for mail servers, under Virus, Spyware, and Basic Download Protection, do not check the email scanner protection options. For client installation packages for workstations, check the email scanner protection option that applies to the mail server in your environment. For example, if you use a Microsoft Exchange mail server, check Microsoft Outlook Scanner for the client computers.

You should install intrusion prevention on all workstations and laptops. Since intrusion prevention may cause performance issues on high-throughput servers, use caution when you deploy intrusion prevention to those servers.


Symantec tested and certified the Virus and Spyware Protection components to use in the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC)-compliant environments.

To configure a Windows client installation feature set

  1. In the console, click Admin, and then click Install Packages.

  2. Under Install Packages, click Client Install Feature Set.

  3. Under Tasks, click Add Client Install Feature Set.

  4. In the Add Client Install Feature Set dialog box, in the Name box, type a name.

  5. In the Description box, type a description of the client installation feature set.

    For details about setting other options in this dialog box, click Help.

  6. Click OK.

See Which features should you install on the client?.

See How Symantec Endpoint Protection uses layers to protect computers.

See Preparing for client installation.

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