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How to Disable SEP?

Created: 15 Apr 2013 | 9 comments
D@ry1's picture

Hey guys, 

I've been looking around the SEPM and still I cant find how to block the "Disable Symantec Endpoint Protection" when you rightclick the SEP Client on a computer. Can anyone show me the way? I'm using SEP 12.1.2

Thanks,

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W007's picture

Hello,

You can stop the service Smc-stop.

SEP 12.x tamper protection are enable default you can disable tamper protection and stop sep service

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Ambesh_444's picture

Yes You can disable sep through run command.

Typein run command =  

smc -stop

OR

open command prompt and type=

start smc -stop

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Ambesh

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D@ry1's picture

How about the disabling of the right-clicking of the "Disable Symantec Endpoint Protection" On the computers's sep icon on the bottom right? can you tell me how we can do that?

Thanks,

SebastianZ's picture

To prevent users from disabling Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) on their client:

Step 1: Remove the right to disable Network Threat Protection:

  1. Open the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.
  2. Click Clients.
  3. Select the group that contains the clients you want to be affected.
  4. Click Policies.
  5. Expand Location-specific Settings.
  6. Click Tasks to the right of "Client User Interface Control Settings", then click Edit Settings.
  7. Select Server control or Mixed control if it is not already set to one of these.
  8. Click Customize.
    • If Server control is enabled this will open the Client User Interface Settings dialog.
    • If Mixed control is enabled this will open the Client User Interface Mixed Control Settings dialog.
  9. Uncheck Allow users to enable and disable Network Threat Protection.
  10. Click OK> OK.
W007's picture

hi,

You need to disable below setting in sepM console

How to block a user's ability to disable Symantec Endpoint Protection on Clients

Article:TECH102822  |  Created: 2007-01-05  |  Updated: 2013-03-19  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH102822

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/ena...

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Ambesh_444's picture

Hi,

Right Click on sep icon and salect disable SEP.

Even you can do this from SEPM console.

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/how-block-users-ability-disable-symantec-endpoint-protection-clients

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Ambesh

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello D@ry1,

Since you are running the Symantec Endpoint Protection SBE 12.1, you may check this Article:

How to block a user's ability to disable Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition on Clients

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH172434

In case you are Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1, then you can determine the level of interaction that you want users to have on the Symantec Endpoint Protection client. Choose which features are available for users to configure. For example, you can control the number of notifications that appear and limit users' ability to create firewall rules and virus and spyware scans. You can also give users full access to the user interface.

The features that users can customize for the user interface are called managed settings. The user does not have access to all the client features, such as password protection.

To determine the level of user interaction, you can customize the user interface in the following ways:

  • For virus and spyware settings, you can lock or unlock the settings.

  • For firewall settings, intrusion prevention settings, and for some client user interface settings, you can set the user control level and configure the associated settings.

  • You can password-protect the client.

To password-protect the client

  1. In the console, click Clients.

  2. Under Clients, select the group for which you want to set up password protection.

  3. On the Policies tab, under Location-independent Policies and Settings, click General Settings.

  4. Click Security Settings.

  5. On the Security Settings tab, choose any of the following check boxes:

    • Require a password to open the client user interface

    • Require a password to stop the client service

    •  Require a password to import or export a policy

    • Require a password to uninstall the client

  6. In the Password text box, type the password.

    The password is limited to 15 characters or less.

  7. In the Confirm password text box, type the password again.

  8. Click OK.

Check this Article which may helps you with all the Information you are looking for:

How to block a user's ability to disable Symantec Endpoint Protection on Clients

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH102822

Hope this helps!!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
MIM | MCSA | MCTS | STS | SSE | SSE+ | ITIL v3

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