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SEP 12.1.1 MP1 Clone Preparation

Created: 24 Oct 2012 • Updated: 24 Oct 2012 | 3 comments


Just wanted to know if the tool for 12.1 RU1, also work on 12.1.1 MP1 
This is the link to the tool

The article hasn't been update after the release of 12.1.1 MP1, so would be nice if somone could confirm that it is working or not.


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Ashish-Sharma's picture


Yes it's working you can Try

The Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) 12.1 client checks for this attribute before scanning files and skips scanning any files that are marked as "known good" by the VIE tool. Scans on VDI clients created with images processed by the VIE tool will experience lower I/O load, CPU usage, and network bandwidth usage during scheduled and manual scans.

Here are the Steps and Action:

Step 1: On the base image, perform a full scan all of the files to ensure that the files are clean. If the Symantec Endpoint Protection client quarantines infected files, you must repair or delete the quarantined files to remove them from quarantine.

Step 2: Ensure that the client's quarantine is empty. 

Step 3: Run the Virtual Image Exception tool from the command line to mark the base image files. Check the Article:

Step 4: Enable the feature in Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager so that your clients know to look for and bypass the marked files when a scan runs.

Step 5: Remove the Virtual Image Exception tool from the base image.

The Virtual Image Exception tool supports fixed, local drives. It works with the files that conform to the New Technology File System (NTFS) standard.


Symantec Endpoint Protection Virtual Image Exception User Guide 12.1

About the Symantec Virtual Image Exception tool

Check this thread

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

Mithun Sanghavi's picture


The Article and the "ClientSideClonePrepTool" are all the versions of SEP 12.1.

The update date we see was Article specific and no changes were done to the Tool.

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Associate Security Architect


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