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Client Deployment Wizard

Created: 09 May 2013 • Updated: 09 May 2013 | 9 comments

Somehow only yesterday, I was able to get a offline computer to show up in the "Available Computers" under the "Browse Network" "Search Network" TABS.   Seems I'm getting old because I dont remember what I did to get it to show up.  After it shows up, I can easily deploy to the computer.

Does anyone know the steps to do this ?

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_Brian's picture

Click on the "Search Network" tab and then click "Find Computers" and search by either IP range, computer name, or import a list

FreeRiderInNova's picture

That does not work.  They are not showing up when I search.   But I was able to get them to show up another method.  What I did, im not sure.

_Brian's picture

Can you ping the machine(s)?

Mithun Sanghavi's picture


Check these Articles:

Steps to prepare computers to install Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 client

The Symantec Endpoint Protection client will not deploy through the network to a Windows Vista, 7, or Server 2008 system

Secondly, Please enable the Computer Browser service by following the steps below before using the Client Deployment Wizard.

  1. Click Start Run
  2. Type in: services.msc
  3. Click OK
  4. Right-click Computer Browser and click Properties
  5. Set Startup type to Automatic
  6. Click Apply
  7. Click the button labeled Start OK

The Computer Browser service is now started. The service may be disabled again after the Client Deployment Wizard is no longer needed by repeating these steps and setting "Startup type" to "Disabled".

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant

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SebastianZ's picture

I was able to get a offline computer to show up in the "Available Computers" under the "Browse Network" "Search Network" TABS

- Adding offline computer in to the available computers? Maybe it was still visible over network search for couple of minutes but then disappeared as being offline?

If it is really offline machine what's the point? SEPM won't be able to deploy to it.

Nagaraj Kukke's picture

SEPM 12.1.2 client deployment wizard is really good even sylink also possible to depoly

Thanks & Regards,

Nagaraj Kukke

AjinBabu's picture



You can do following steps 

1. Ping the machines and verify that machines are active 

2. Replace the sylink files via sylink replacer.



raju123's picture

Replace the sylink file on that offline clients.

Conatc the symantec team for latest sylink replacer.

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Jason1222's picture

Ping is not a 100% effective way of determining if a machine is online, especially if it is being protected by a firewall.

An administrative share is created on a machine by default and can be accessed by




If your machine have dissappeared, or are inaccessible, I would first look at Firewall Rules on the machines, workgroup or domain...

This is likely the reason you are not seeing your machines.