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How to block clients connection to the specific group

Created: 30 Jun 2013 • Updated: 03 Jun 2014 | 6 comments
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#Updated on 3rd June'14

Hello Everyone,

Today we will see how we can block the clients connection to the specified group which they were assigned in the client installation package.

We can set up client installation packages with their group membership If you define a group in the package, the client automatically is added to the appropriate group. The client is added the first time it makes a connection to the management server.

We can turn on blocking if you do not want clients to be added automatically to a specific group when they connect to the network.

Let's see how to make it turn on.

Select the Specific group or groups, Right click on the group name, Click on Properties

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At the bottom of Group Propertis you will see the option 'Block New Clients'. By default it's uncheck.

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Even you can check in right pane under 'Details'

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The blocking option prevents users from automatically being added to a group.

You can block a new client from being added to the group to which they were assigned in the client installation package. In this case, the client gets added to the default group. You can manually move a computer to any group.

This is helpful if you don't want clients to report to their respective group after connected to the SEPM first time.

Reference: http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55005

Note: It is never recommended to check the "Block New Clients" option for the Default Group.

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Brɨan's picture

Chetan,

I never tested this but if you turn on blocking for a specific group, where does the client end up? In the Default Group?

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Yes, it goes to default group.

Chetan Savade
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Yes, those clients will fall into default group.

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=HOWTO55005#v11093890

You can block a new client from being added to the group to which they were assigned in the client installation package. In this case, the client gets added to the default group.

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Sachin Sawant's picture

Hi Chetan Savade,

your Article is good its help for you user.(Administrator)

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Reference link : The Default Group blocks new clients. The client cannot register with the Default Group.

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH208894

Chetan Savade
Sr.Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support
CCNA | CCNP | MCSE | SCTS |

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