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Web Deployment of sep in a workgroup network

Created: 06 Oct 2009 • 1 comment
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We are using 1000 license of SCS 3.1 . And all of the Pcs are spread over 20 Km area .  Now we are upgrading those clients to Symantec Endpoint Protection.
Now the problem is we are in a workgroup model network (No active directory domain) so we can’t use group policy/Login script/domain admin account to use push deployment feature of SEP. And Sep doesn’t have any web deployment feature like SCS had earlier. I searched for any option for remote deployment in a workgroup model network but unable to get any solution.
 
So decided to try something which will work in my environment and I came up with an idea, which I have recorded (procedure) as a .swf  file and putting it in the website .It may help others to deply client in workgroup.
Best feature of this is it also removes the old version of Symantec antivirus if present on the client system. You just have to call the user and ask him to open the website and click once/twice ,rest all are automated. You can put the link in mail and write the procedure in it and send all users to install the sep client. You also can monitor which Pcs were successfully installed sep client as this method uses a separate group to join the users.

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shp's picture

Sounds interesting... ill download and check.... 

Regards,
Srinivas H.P.
HCL Infosystems Ltd

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