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How to Run Scripts in SEPM

Created: 06 May 2013 | 2 comments

I heard that you can initiate a script to run on a client workstation from the SEPM. How do you do that?

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.Brian's picture

Check the option in the alert to run a batch file

Monitors >> Notifications >> Notification Conditions >> Click Add and select the alert you want

Edit as you need and check the option "Run the batch or executable file"

About using notifications

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Creating notifications in the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

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Running a batch or executable file as the result of a notification.

If you select Run the batch or executable file as the action to take, type in
the name of the file. Path names are not allowed. The batch file or executable
file to run must be located in the following directory:

drive:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager\bin

For this process to function properly, it is required to allow the
"Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager" (SEPM) service to interact with desktop.

To allow the SEPM service to interact with the desktop:

  1. Use an administrative Login to access the machine which has SEPM installed.
  2. Click Start > Run, and type services.msc, then click OK.
  3. Find the "Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager" service, right click and select "Properties".
  4. Select the "Log On" Tab.
  5. Under "Local System Account" check the box to "Allow service to interact with desktop".
  6. Click OK.
  7. Restart the Machine.

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technical_specialist's picture


Which type of scripts you want to run on SEPM?