How to remotely deploy Symantec AntiVirus for Macintosh 10 using the Symantec Administration Console

Article:TECH103292  |  Created: 2007-01-30  |  Updated: 2010-12-27  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH103292
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



You want to know how to use the Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh server to remotely deploy Symantec AntiVirus for Macintosh 10 to client computers.

 


Solution



You can use Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh to send Symantec AntiVirus for Macintosh 10 to the client computers when the following is true:
 

  • Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh is installed and configured correctly.
  • Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh client is installed on all client computers.
  • The client computers appear in Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh.


To install Symantec AntiVirus for Macintosh 10 on your clients using Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh, complete the following sections:
Note: This installation is not silent. If a user is not logged on to the client computer during installation, a menu bar with text about Symantec Scheduler may appear. If a user is logged onto the client computer, the Symantec Scheduler may appear briefly in the Dock.

To prepare the installer package:

  1. Copy the Symantec AntiVirus Installer.mpkg file from the CD or disc image to a central location, like /Shared Items/Public.
  2. Edit the file name to remove the spaces: SymantecAntiVirusInstaller.mpkg.
  3. Open Terminal.
  4. Type the following to change to the Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh Tools directory:
    cd "/Library/Application Support/Symantec/SMac/Tools"
  5. Press Return.
  6. In Terminal, type the following to create an installer package for use by the Symantec Administration Console server.
    sudo ./syminstallpackage --installer="/Shared Items/Public/SymantecAntiVirusInstaller.mpkg" --target=/ --wrappername="/Library/WebServer/Documents/SAVM10Install.mpkg.tgz" --keyid=1
  7. Press Return.
  8. At the "Password:" prompt, type your Macintosh administrator password.
    Note: No characters will appear as you type.
  9. Press Return.
  10. At the next (blank) line, type the KeyID password corresponding with the one indicated in Step 6 above (--keyid).
    Note:  There is no prompt for you to enter the KeyID password. It pauses here and waits for you to enter it.  Again, no characters will appear as you type. 
  11. Press Return.
  12. Exit Terminal.


For additional information on how to use the SymInstallPackage tool, please read SymInstallPackage Reference.

To run Install Software command:

  1. Open Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh.
  2. Click Send Commands.
  3. Choose the clients or groups where you want to install Symantec AntiVirus for Macintosh 10.
  4. Under Send Command Options, click Send command to all clients or Send command to clients and groups checked above.
  5. Next to Command, select Install Software.
  6. Click Specify Parameters.
  7. On the Install Software page, complete the following information*:
    • Command Label: The name that you assign to your command. The name appears in the Command log after you issue the command.
    • Command Expires: The time period in which the command is active. Enter a number, and then specify the period in days, weeks, or months.
    • Command Key ID: The integer by which the public key is identified at both the server and the client.
    • Key Password: The password that corresponds to your Key ID.
    • Script Package URL: An FTP or HTTP address from which the client downloads the desired Install Package.
  8. Click Command.


* Example of Step 7

Command Label: G5 NW13FLR2 SAV10 Install
Command Expires: 1 Day
Command Key ID: 1
Key Password: ********
Script Package URL: http ://192.168.0.1/SAVM10Install.mpkg.tgz



 

 




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