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How do I make a Managed SEP client into an unmanaged client, but still receive updates...

Created: 05 Feb 2013 • Updated: 05 Feb 2013 | 10 comments
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..without a reinstallation?

Is this possible?

Thank you

Windows 7 64 BIT O/S

SEP 12

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.Brian's picture

Easy, check this:

How to convert Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) clients from managed to unmanaged without uninstalling and reinstalling

Article:TECH104010  |  Created: 2008-01-19  |  Updated: 2011-09-16  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH104010

See this thread:

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

Make sure to put it in Client mode first. This ensures you have full control over settings once made unmanaged, otherwise if you don't they will be greyed out

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The Conquistador's picture

What does this mean?

Make sure to put it in Client mode first

I seriously hate the fact that they took away the ability to control the services.

.Brian's picture

Go to the Client page

Policies tab

Under Location specific policies and settings click on Location specific settings

Next to Client user interface control settings click on Tasks >> Edit Settings

Click the radio button for Client control

This is what you need to do

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.Brian's picture

To prevent the client from switching back to managed, ensure that the sylink.bak file on the SEP client is deleted.

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The Conquistador's picture

Ok, now since I do not have the ability to stop/start services anymore, how do I drop the sylink on a REMOTE PC?

.Brian's picture

Sylink Replacer

Or send it to the user and have them import it

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Don't forget to mark it solved. Let me know how it goes.

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