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Created: 06 Sep 2013 • Updated: 18 Sep 2013 | 1 comment

Maybe this question is best for a SEP discussion.

What are the best pratice options for setting up the exported installation package in SEP for use in SMP 7.1.SP2 MP1. What options should I be selecting when I export the package like Silent, Unattended, Interactive? I know that these options can be control from SMP as well. Any Caviats?

If this thread belongs somewhere else just let me know where.


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Joel Smith's picture

Hi Bret,

For many of the options, it's up to you as the admin to decide. When it comes to delivery purposes, the options I recommend are:

Silent - this ensures unattended install, and will not show up for a user)
No Reboot - just in case... if a reboot is needed, you should let the Policy control the reboot to avoid issues with the policy losing status with the sudden reboot)
All Users - Some installs may require this switch, which is typically an MSI one. I'm not aware if SEP requires this or not.

You can also control this at the command-line if you don't want to take the time to build an installation package. The other benefit of importing from an MSI versus an EXE into our Software Catalog is we will dynamically generate both a detection rule based on the MSI, and a list of command-lines that give you options on the points I describe above.



Joel Smith
Symantec Services Group (SSE)
Sr. Principal Support Engineer