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[SEP11+Win7Pro] From centrally managed to personally managed

Created: 04 Jul 2014 • Updated: 05 Jul 2014 | 3 comments

I have the following problem. I have SEP11 installed on my laptop. Until few weeks ago, my SEP was centrally managed by an administrator of my group. I left the group and now I have to manage my SEP on my own, that is I need to revert it to an unmanaged SEP so that I can manage its policies myself, but I have no idea how to do it, even because I have no more contacts with the original group I do not belong to anymore.

What I have to do? I am the admin of my laptop, of course, and I have all privileges.

Thank you in advance

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consoleadmin's picture

Replace the sylink to make it unamange

How to regain policies for unmanaged client after converting it from managed

Article:TECH92877  |  Created: 2009-01-13  |  Updated: 2009-01-23  |  Article URL

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James007's picture

If you don't have SEPM management you can't take revert back policy under your control.You can reinstall SEP client and iinstall unmanaged client.

chin_aust's picture

Have you the password of smc to stop it?

Step to make it unmanage without the Server access.

Click Start -> Run -> input command “smc  -stop”(Password screen display if password attach)

Enter the password to stop it.

Locate to “C:\Program files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\”, use Notepad to edit the sylink.xml file, delete the content and save. Then the sylink.xml file will be a empty file.

Delete the sylink.bak and sylinkex.bak file in the same folder

Click Start -> Run -> input command “smc  -start”