Adding client installation package updates

Article:HOWTO81175  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2014-09-21  |  Article URL
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Adding client installation package updates

You can add a client installation package update to Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager to export and install. You can optionally export the packages during this procedure for installation at a later time.

For example, you can add a newer client installation package to an existing Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager installation if you cannot immediately upgrade Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.


An installation package that you import consists of two files. One file is named product_name.dat, and the other file is named These files automatically import during the installation or upgrade of Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.

To add client installation package updates

  1. Copy the package to a directory on the computer that runs Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.

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

  3. Under Tasks, click Add a Client Install Package.

  4. In the Add a Client Install Package dialog box, type a name and a description for the package.

  5. Click Browse.

  6. In the Select Folder dialog box, locate and select the file for the new package, and then click Select.

  7. When the Completed successfully prompt appears, do one of the following tasks:

    • If you do not want to export the installation files and make them available for deployment, click Close.

      You are finished with this procedure.

    • If you do want to export the installation files and make them available for deployment, click Export this Package, and then complete this procedure.

  8. In the Export Package dialog box, click Browse.

  9. In the Select Export Folder dialog box, browse to and select the directory to contain the exported package, and then click OK.

  10. In the Export Package dialog box, select a group, and then set the other options according to your installation goals.

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

  11. Click OK.

See Managing client installation packages.

See Preparing for client installation.

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