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The purpose of "install packages" in client folder management

Created: 16 May 2013 | 7 comments

I sync AD into SEPM and for the life of me I cannot figure out what the "install packages" feature really offers if it's not for auto-deployment of agents?

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W007's picture

No,SEP automatically not install sep package

 

Check this

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

Install package option means you can create and modify your sep package.

How to create new client installation packages in the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console

Article:TECH102215  |  Created: 2007-01-20  |  Updated: 2013-01-11  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH102215

 

 

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.Brian's picture

using this, you have the ability to create install packages and push to clients.

If you use another method than you can ignore this.

Please click the "Mark as solution" link at bottom left on the post that best answers your question. This will benefit admins looking for a solution to the same problem.

theexplorer's picture

In case if you want to deploy SEP software via SEPM....

 

How to Deploy Symantec Endpoint Protection to your client computers using the Migration and Deployment Wizard.

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH102907 

Good Luck!

K33's picture

Install package for create new custom client package

Creating custom client installation packages in the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console

 

Article:TECH102817  |  Created: 2007-01-05  |  Updated: 2013-05-01  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH102817

 

SebastianZ's picture

SEP client install packages can be added to SEPM console as described below:

How to create new client installation packages in the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console

Article:TECH102215  |  Created: 2007-01-20  |  Updated: 2013-01-11  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH102215

...SEPM will then store those packages both on the physical drive (inetpub folder) as well in the database.

From there on the packages can be used either with Client Deplyment Wizard:

How to deploy clients in Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1

Article:TECH164327  |  Created: 2011-07-11  |  Updated: 2011-08-16  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH164327

...or by using the Autoupgrade functionality in SEPM to auto-upgrade the group of clients with install packages:

Upgrading clients by using AutoUpgrade

Article:HOWTO17911  |  Created: 2009-01-02  |  Updated: 2009-01-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO17911

Upgrading clients by using AutoUpgrade in Symantec Endpoint Protection

Article:HOWTO80780  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2013-01-30  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO80780

 

AjinBabu's picture

Hi, 

SEPM does not have the capability to install clients on AD, to do it automatically you have to use Altris or SCCM.

or use the traditional methods as above links.

Regards

Ajin

SMLatCST's picture

"Thumbs Up" to Sebastian.

The "Install Packages" tab, as seen within the Clients Group Structure view, is there to provide an easy way of upgrading existing managed endpoint machines (as well as providing a means to change the install feature-set).

This tab is not meant as a facility to auto-deploy the client software.