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Windows Installer tries to install SEP continously

Created: 14 Jan 2010
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Some time I face with customer which have a problem with continuous SEP installation.

This could be connected with 2 problems:

1. Domain or Local User privileges are to restricted[remember to much restrictions is also not good. You need to know how to balance with restrictions]
2. Installation is corrupted.

This problem is annoying because Windows Installer want to install SEP client continuously which can be very nervous.
 

Solution for this problem is to:




 

1. Find UninstalString value for Symantec Endpoint Protection which is situated in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

2. Paste this string to command line with changed option /I to /X (  ex.  MsiExec.exe /X{68B52EFD-86CC-486E-A8D0-A3A1554CB5BC}   )