How to create new client installation packages in the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console

Article:TECH102215  |  Created: 2007-01-20  |  Updated: 2013-01-11  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH102215
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Issue



You would like to know how to create new client installation packages using the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) console.  

For example: the Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 RU2 SEPM comes with a legacy SEP 11 client that can be deployed to older Windows 2000 and Macintosh computers that cannot run SEP 12.1.  It is desired to upgrade these clients to the latest available release of SEP 11, but the package for that latest SEP 11 Release Update (RU) must be imported into the SEP 12.1 SEPM.  

 


Solution



You can use the following instructions to assist with this process.

 

Creating a new package within SEPM:

  1. Open Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console
  2. Click the Admin Tab on the left
  3. Select the Install Packages button in the lower center section.
  4. Click Add a Client Install Package under Tasks
  5. Specify the name you would like the package to have
  6. Click Browse
  7. Browse the original installation media to \SEPM\PACKAGES
  8. Choose SAV32.info or SAV64.info
  9. Click Open
  10. Click OK on the "Add New Software Package" screen
     



Exporting the new package to an EXE file within SEPM:

  1. Open Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console
  2. Click the Admin Tab on the left
  3. Under "Client Install Package" right click the package of your choice
  4. Click Export
  5. Click Browse and choose the folder where the EXE file should be placed
  6. Click OK
    Note: You can leave all items as the default or choose the options you would like.
  7. Click OK






 




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