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Adding computers to the group

Created: 14 Nov 2013 | 6 comments


Is there a way to just add the computers to a particular group without installing the SEP client.

Scenario :

want to create  a group --> just add the computers in to that particular group --> after the computers are in the group add the packages to that group in the install package tab.


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Brɨan's picture

Computers will only show up after a SEP client has been installed.

You can try AD sync which syncs SEPM with your AD. Computers will auto move into the correct group based on where they're at in AD.

How to synchronize/Integrate Active directory with the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM).

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James007's picture


Yes without AD sync you can't add new computer without sep client install.

Importing an existing organizational structure

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Best Practices for AD Integration with SEPM

SameerU's picture


To Sync the system to a particular group you have to synch the AD and also have SEP client installed


pete_4u2002's picture

if the SEP is not installed the addition of package to group for install will not help.

Rafeeq's picture

you can add a computer account but SEP will not be automatically installed on it. When you install SEP on the client using the deployment wizard, it is automatically registered into the management console.
Maybe, in case you deploy a SEP client in user mode, adding a computer account has a bit of sense but in the most of cases it is not so crucial or useful.

The main purpose of "Add Computer Account" feature is when you are having clients installed computer mode and user mode.

You can configure clients to run in either user mode or computer mode. In user mode, the client computer onto which a user logs on uses the policy of the group to which the user belongs.

In computer mode, the client uses the policy of the group to which the computer belongs. The applied policy is independent of the person who logs on to the computer.

Chetan Savade's picture


Thank you for posting in Symantec community.

The method you opting to deploy SEP client is not correct method.

You can deploy SEP client only through following way.

About client deployment methods

Installing Symantec Endpoint Protection clients remotely

Chetan Savade
Sr.Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support

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