Installing Windows clients with Microsoft SCCM/SMS
|Article:HOWTO81176|||||Created: 2012-10-24|||||Updated: 2014-09-21|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81176|
You can use Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to install Symantec client software. We assume that system administrators who use SCCM have previously installed software with SCCM. As a result, we assume that you do not need detailed information about installing Symantec client software with SCCM.
This topic also applies to Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS).
This note applies to SMS version 2.0 and earlier: If you use SMS, turn off the Show Status Icon On The Toolbar For All System Activity feature on the clients in the Advertised Programs Monitor. In some situations, Setup.exe might need to update a shared file that is in use by the Advertised Programs Monitor. If the file is in use, the installation fails.
Symantec recommends that SCCM/SMS packages launch Setup.exe rather than the MSI directly. This method enables installer logging. Use the custom package creation feature in SCCM/SMS to create custom packages instead of the package wizard feature.
You should use a managed client installation package that you exported from Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager. If you use the client installation packages from the product download or the installation file, you deploy unmanaged clients. Unmanaged clients install with default settings and do not communicate with a management server.
Table: Process for installing the client using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager / Systems Management Server lists the tasks to create and distribute Symantec client software with SCCM/SMS.
Table: Process for installing the client using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager / Systems Management Server
For more information on using SCCM/SMS, see the Microsoft documentation that is appropriate for your version.
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