Video Screencast Help

create a single .exe file for this package

Created: 08 Oct 2012 • Updated: 09 Oct 2012 | 7 comments
wmujawar's picture
This issue has been solved. See solution.

In Sep 12.1 there is a feature while creating an install package.

When should i put a tick mark besides this feature. what will happen if i uncheck this.

pls assist

Comments 7 CommentsJump to latest comment

Ashish-Sharma's picture

To create the new custom install package

  1. In the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console, on the Admin tab, under Tasks, click Install Packages.
    The current default client installation packages appear on the right.
  2. Under  Install Packages, click Client Install Packages.
  3. Under Tasks, click Export Client Install Package.
  4. Browse to or create a preferred export folder, and select it.
  5. Select whether or not you want to create a single .EXE file. Unchecking single .EXE will export mutiple files, including an *.MSI installer file.
  6. Under "Pick the customized installation settings below", from the drop down menu, select your custom Client Install Setting.
  7. Under "Select the features you want to use" (AV only for you), from the drop down menu, select your custom Client Install Feature Set.
  8. Choose "Export a managed client", then select the group to which the client will be installed. If no group has been created, select the Default Group. It is recommended to leave "Add clients automatically to the selected group" checked.
  9. Select the Preferred Policy Mode. The default is Computer mode.
  10. Click OK.


How do I create and configure a custom Symantec Endpoint Protection installation package in version 12.1?

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

ᗺrian's picture

Depends on what features you want to utilise. Is this a workstation or server?

If you remove the check, that feature will not be installed.

Best Practices for Installing Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) on Windows Servers

Best practices guide for installing the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) on a Windows XP operating system

Please click the "Mark as solution" link at bottom left on the post that best answers your question. This will benefit admins looking for a solution to the same problem.

Mithun Sanghavi's picture


When you check the box for "Create a single .EXE for this package", it would creates a single installation executable file.

When you uncheck the box for "Create a single .EXE for this package", it would create an unzipped package with .msi package setup.

Single executables are not supported with an Active Directory group policy installation or auto-upgrade by using the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.

Symantec Antivirus.msi Package is very useful in many issues where Customers often face issues like "The Windows Installer service could not be accessed"

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Associate Security Architect


Don't forget to mark your thread as 'SOLVED' with the answer that best helped you.

John Santana's picture

Ah, this is just what I need :-)

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional


Please be nice to me as I'm newbie in this forum.

Ian_C.'s picture

@John Santana

Please mark this thread as answered.

Thank you.

Please mark the post that best solves your problem as the answer to this thread.
John Santana's picture

I'd love to Ian, but unfortunately I'm not the thread starter :-|

this is coincidentally what I needed, glad that I browse around this wonderful forum laugh

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional


Please be nice to me as I'm newbie in this forum.