Exporting client installation packages

Article:HOWTO81164  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2014-09-21  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81164
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Exporting client installation packages

You might want to export a client install package if you need those options that are not available when you use Save Package in the Client Deployment Wizard. For example, you may only need 32-bit or 64-bit installation packages for Windows, or only need DPKG or RPM installation packages for Linux. You also may need to create an unmanaged client with custom policies.

You might want to export a client install package if you need those options that are not available when you use Save Package in the Client Deployment Wizard. For example, you may only need 32-bit installation packages for Windows.

Once you export the client install package, you deploy it. Remote Push in the Client Deployment Wizard can deploy the Windows and Mac packages that you export. Alternately, you can install an exported package directly on to the client, or use a third-party program to deploy it.

Once you export the client install package, you deploy it. Remote Push in the Client Deployment Wizard can deploy the packages that you export. Alternately, you can install an exported package directly on to the client, or use a third-party program to deploy it.

You can create an installation package for managed clients or unmanaged clients. Both types of packages have the features, policies, and settings that you assign. If you create a package for managed clients, you can manage them with the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console. If you create a package for unmanaged clients, you cannot manage them from the console. You can convert an unmanaged Windows or Mac client to a managed client at any time with Communication Update Package Deployment through the Client Deployment Wizard.

Note:

If you export client installation packages from a remote console, the packages are created on the computer from which you run the remote console. Furthermore, if you use multiple domains, you must export the packages for each domain, or the clients do not appear in the correct domain groups.

To export client installation packages

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

  2. Under Install Packages, click Client Install Package.

  3. In the Client Install Package pane, under Package Name, right-click the package you want to export and then click Export.

  4. Click Browse to navigate to and select the folder to contain the exported package, and then click OK.

    Note:

    Export Package does not support directories with double-byte or high-ASCII characters, and blocks their selection.

  5. Set the other options according to your installation goals. The options vary depending on the type of installation package you export.

    For details about the export options in this dialog box, click Help.

  6. Click OK.

See Managing client installation packages.

See Installing clients with Save Package.

See Installing clients with Remote Push.

See Restoring client-server communications with Communication Update Package Deployment.

See Preparing for client installation.


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