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Created: 23 Jan 2013 • Updated: 29 Jan 2013 | 6 comments
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Anyone confirm about the difference between unmanage and manage systems?

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zafar1907's picture

Difference between a managed SEP Client and an Unmanaged SEP Client.

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SebastianZ's picture

Here a symantec KB article about that:

Unmanaged client is a standalone version not reporting to the management server  and downloadin definitions either from symantec liveupdate servers or internal symantec liveupdate server.

Managed client is getting policies and definitions from managing SEPM server and is being controlled from there - as per settings user may have limited control over the client on the end machine.

Brɨan's picture

A managed system is managed by a SEPM, where is can get policies, send logs, etc. A management of the clients is done from the SEPM.

A unmanaged system is not mananged by a SEPM so the admin will need to administer it locally and make all the setting changes on the client. It obviously won't get policies updates or be able to send its logs to the management server.

See this KB article:

About managed and unmanaged clients

Article:HOWTO80767  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2012-10-27  |  Article URL

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture


Managed client - You administer the clients from the console. Managed client computers connect to your network. You use the console to update the client software, security policies, and virus definitions on the managed client computers.

In most cases, you install the client software as a managed client.

You can install a managed client in either of the following ways:

  • During initial product installation

  • From the console after installation

Unmanaged client - The primary computer user must administer the client computer. An unmanaged client cannot be administered from the console. The primary computer user must update the client software, security policies, and virus definitions on the unmanaged client computer.

You install an unmanaged client directly from the product disc. You can also export an unmanaged client from the management console, with a group's policies or with the default policies.

See Exporting client installation packages.

See Installing an unmanaged client.

Check these Articles:

About managed and unmanaged clients

Difference between a managed Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) Client and an Unmanaged SEP Client.

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Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant

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Ambesh_444's picture


Agreed with above all comments...!!!

Please read the above article i hope it will be help you..

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