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Is it possible to EDIT, APPEND or MERGE a FILE FINGERPRINT in Symantec Endpoint PRotection Manager (SEPM) ?

Created: 16 Jul 2009 • Updated: 22 Jul 2009 | 2 comments
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I would continue from the point where we left with knowing what FILE FINGERPRINT in SEP is and how to generate a FILE FINGERPRINT using the checksum.exe in the last article on this topic

Last Article Link:
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/w...

In this Article lets begin with:

Is it possible to EDIT, APPEND or MERGE a FILE FINGERPRINT in Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) ?

Yes It is possible to perform all the task mentioned on an existing FILE FINGERPRINT in Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM)

1. Editing OR Appending a file fingerprint list
2. Importing a file fingerprint list into a shared policy
3. Merging file fingerprint lists into a shared policy

Let take a look at these one by one:

  • Editing a file fingerprint list

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You cannot directly edit an existing file fingerprint list. First, you can use Checksum.exe to create a new file fingerprint list by using a different computerimage. You can then merge the existing file fingerprint list on the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager with the new file fingerprint list from a client image.

Now, to edit a file fingerprint list

  1. In the console, click Policies
  2. Under View Policies, expand Policy Components, and then click File Fingerprint List
  3. In the File Fingerprint Lists pane, right-click the fingerprint list that you want to edit
  4. Click Edit
  5. In the Edit File Fingerprint Wizard, click Next
  6. Click Append a fingerprint file to this file fingerprint to add a new file to the existing one, and then click Next
  7. Click Browse to locate the file or type the full path of the file fingerprint list in the text box
  8. Click Next
  9. Click Close
  10. Click Finish

  • To import a file fingerprint list into a shared policy

  1. In the console, click Policies
  2. Under View Policies, expand Policy Components, and then click File Fingerprint List
  3. Under Tasks, click Add a File Fingerprint List
  4. In the Welcome to the Add File Fingerprint Wizard pane, click Next
  5. In the Information about New File Fingerprint panel, in the Name text box, type the name of the fingerprint list that you want to add
  6. In the Information about New File Fingerprint panel, in the Description text box, type a description of the fingerprint list that you want to add - (This step is optional)
  7. Click Next
  8. In the Create a File Fingerprint panel, click Create the file fingerprint by importing a file fingerprint file
  9. Click Next
  10. Click Browse to locate the file, or type the full path of the file fingerprint list in the text box
  11. Click Next
  12. Click Close
  13. Click Finish

The new list appears in the File Fingerprint Lists on the right.

Merging file fingerprint lists into a shared policy You can merge multiple file fingerprint lists that exist in a shared policy. You must have already added the lists that you want to merge before you start this task

  • To merge file fingerprint lists into a shared policy

  1. In the console, click Policies
  2. Under View Policies, expand Policy Components, and then click File Fingerprint List
  3. In the Welcome to the Add File Fingerprint Wizard pane, click Next
  4. In the Information about New File Fingerprint panel, in the Name text box, type the name of the merged fingerprint list that you want to add
  5. In the Information about New File Fingerprint panel, in the Description text box, type a description of the merged fingerprint list that you want to add (This step is optional)
  6. Click Next
  7. In the Create a File Fingerprint panel, click Create the file fingerprint by combining multiple existing file fingerprints (This option is only available if you have existing file fingerprint lists in a shared policy)
  8. Click Next
  9. Select the fingerprint lists that you want to merge
  10. Click Next
  11. Click Close
  12. Click Finish

The merged fingerprint list appears in the File Fingerprint Lists on the right.

Thanks :-)

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Anshuman's picture

But how to use the fingerprint list in the policy? I have referred the entire documentation. But we could not find on how to use the fingerprint list in the "Application and Device Control policy". Detailed steps would help.

Thanks :)

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