Creating custom client installation packages in the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console

Article:TECH102817  |  Created: 2007-01-05  |  Updated: 2013-05-01  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH102817
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Issue



How do you create and configure a custom Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) 11.0 or 12.1 installation package?


Solution



To create a new custom client installation configuration

  1. Open the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) console.
  2. On the Admin Tab, under Tasks, click Install Packages.
    The current default client installation packages appear on the right.
  3. Under View Install Packages, click Client Install Settings.
  4. Under Tasks, click Add Client Install Settings.
  5. Specify the name you would like the custom Client Install Settings to have.
  6. Give the custom Client Install Settings a description.
  7. Select an installation type from the following:
    • Unattended (Displays notification, but requires no user input)
    • Interactive (User input required)
    • Silent (No user input or display)
  8. Select either Restart the computer after installation or Do not restart the computer after installation.
  9. Select the installation location (default or custom folder).
  10. Enable or disable installation logging.
  11. Select whether or not to add the program to the Start Menu.
  12. Select whether or not to maintain all previous logs, policies, and client-server communication settings.
  13. Click OK.



To create a new custom Client Install Feature Set

  1. Open the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console.
  2. On the Admin tab, under Tasks, click Install Packages.
    The current default client installation packages appear on the right.
  3. Under View Install Packages, click Client Install Feature Sets.
  4. Under Tasks, click Add Client Install Feature Sets.
  5. Specify the name you would like the custom Client Install Feature Set to have.
  6. Give the custom Client Install Feature Set a description.
  7. Select the Symantec Endpoint Protection features you want to include in the install package from the following list:
    • AntiVirus and AntiSpyware Protection
      • AntiVirus Email Protection
      • Microsoft Outlook Scanner
      • Lotus Notes Scanner
      • POP3/SMTP Scanner
    • Network Threat Protection
      • Network Threat Protection
    • Proactive Threat Protection
      • Proactive Threat Scan
      • Application and Device Control
  8. When you are finished, click OK.


To create the new custom install package

  1. In the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console, on the Admin tab, under Tasks, click Install Packages.
    The current default client installation packages appear on the right.
  2. Under View Install Packages, click Client Install Packages.
  3. Under Tasks, click Export Client Install Package.
  4. Browse to or create a preferred export folder, and select it.
  5. Select whether or not you want to create a single .EXE file. Unchecking single .EXE will export mutiple files, including an *.MSI installer file.
  6. Under "Pick the customized installation settings below", from the drop down menu, select your custom Client Install Setting.
  7. Under "Select the features you want to use", from the drop down menu, select your custom Client Install Feature Set.
  8. Choose "Export a managed client", then select the group to which the client will be installed. If no group has been created, select the Default Group. It is recommended to leave "Add clients automatically to the selected group" checked.
  9. Select the Preferred Policy Mode. The default is Computer mode.
  10. Click OK.


The new install package is created in the location you specified.

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Technical Information
The Client Install Settings and Client Install Feature Sets will only apply to Windows install packages. For information on creating a Macintosh install package to deploy a SEP for Mac client, please see Installing Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 for Macintosh
 




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