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How to deploy Mac client installation package ?

Created: 04 May 2010 | 6 comments
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In order  install Symantec Endpoint Protection on a Mac client, we need to export the client installation package from the SEPM  and then deploy the package manually.
Following the article to create the package for Mac
We can use  the following methods to deploy the Package on the  Mac computers:
2.Altiris Sepic Component
3.Apple Remote Desktop
4.From Terminal application on the Mac
We can  also install Symantec Endpoint Protection silently on Mac clients by
running the following command from the Terminal application on the Mac:
/usr/sbin/installer -pkg pathToPackage -target MountPoint
pathToPackage is the location of the install package,
MountPoint is the location to place the package on the client computer.
You must be logged in as root to run the silent install. Otherwise, you can append sudo to the beginning of the silent install command.

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bryan.forrest's picture

Thanks for the information above. We'll definitely give that a try and see how it goes. What about uninstalling SAV 10 on Macs prior to running the SEP 11 installer? Should we need to? Can this be done via command line? Can both be done back to back so as to limit the number of disruptions to the end user with reboots?


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Removing Symantec programs for Macintosh by using the RemoveSymantecMacFiles removal utility

MCT MCSE-2012 Symantec Technical Specialist (SCTS)

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sle's picture

Nice article.

Do not forget SSH is available on macs. If you have configured OpenLDAP, you can use it too.

I do prefer Altiris / Sepic because you can use http Siteserver to deploy SEP across all your network


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donmontalvo's picture

Sorry for jumping into this thread so late.

Just wanted to check to see if uninstall of SAV 10.x is necessary before we deploy SEP 11.0.xx?


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joakimbe's picture

I'm running in to a slight problem while running installer from the terminal.

"Error - An error occured while running the InstallationCheck tool for "Symantec Endpoint Protection". Try running the tool again."

My script looks like this:

if  [[ $UID != 0 ]]; then

 echo "Running as Sudo:"

 echo "sudo $0 $*"

 unzip /opt/altiris/notification/nsagent/var/packages/{358340B7-3BE5-41C3-9131-1603A8D88EF5}/mac/

 sudo installer -pkg $HOME/Symantec\ Endpoint\ Protection.mpkg/ -target $HOME

exit 1


Any suggestions?

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joakimbe's picture

I found the solution here

And just added : chmod -R 777 $HOME/Symantec\ Endpoint\ Protection.mpkg/  

to my script

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