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How to install SEP 12.1 client in a virtual machine/environment?

Created: 03 Jan 2013 • Updated: 03 Jan 2013 | 6 comments
Ch@gGynelL_12's picture

How to install SEP 12.1 client in a virtual machine/environment? Is it the same procedures of installing SEP client on windows physical computers? Can you provide some documentations of step by step procedures of How to deploy or Install SEP client on a virtual machine?

Many thanks,


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Ashish-Sharma's picture
Best practices for virtualization with Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1, 12.1 RU1, and 12.1 RU1 MP1
Article:TECH173650  |  Created: 2011-11-04  |  Updated: 2012-10-25  |  Article URL

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

Ch@gGynelL_12's picture

Thank you for your quick response but i need the procedures of How to install the SEP client on a virtual machine. Did the installation procedures of SEP client on a physical machine is the same as the installation of the virtual machine?



Ashish-Sharma's picture

Check also artical

How to prepare Symantec Endpoint Protection clients on virtual disks for use with Citrix Provisioning Server
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Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 - Non-persistent Virtualization Best Practices
Article:TECH191897  |  Created: 2012-06-27  |  Updated: 2012-07-28  |  Article URL

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

Mithun Sanghavi's picture


SEP 12.1 includes features and enhancements that greatly increase performance and security for virtual environments. 

Usually, it is usually the same procedure which is followed for deployment.

However, there are few Best Practices and Recommendations which you may follow to get the best performance.

Check these Articles:

Using Symantec Endpoint Protection in virtual infrastructures

Best practices for virtualization with Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.2

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 & Virtualization

Secondly, In case if these machines are cloned, then there are few steps you may need to follow - 

How to prepare a Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 client for cloning

How to repair duplicate IDs on cloned Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 clients

Hope that helps!!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Associate Security Architect


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Brɨan's picture

SEP 12.1 Best Practices in a Virtual Environment

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