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Created: 08 Feb 2013 | 2 comments

The Symantec Endpoint Protection Integration Component for Altiris 6 associated SEP with the Altiris Agent which I didn't like.  Whenever you had to uninstall Altiris on a client for whatever reason, it'd also remove SEP (and yes...I do know about the client-side registry hack to stop this from happening).  Furthermore, if a machine already had SEP installed, SEPIC would oddly reinstall SEP.  Does anyone know if the SEPIC for ITMS 7.1 acts the same way?

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mclemson's picture

If you install the SEP Integration Component in version 7.x, it allows you to run certain tasks (like the Antivirus Inventory task) and provides you with additional insight into SEP's functionality on an endpoint.  SEP is not uninstalled if you remove the Symantec Management ("Altiris") Agent, and if you install the SMA on a computer that already has SEP, there is no attempt made to install SEP -- unless you've specifically instructed it to do so.

Does this answer your question?

Mike Clemson, Senior Systems Engineer, ASC
Intuitive Technology Group -- Symantec Platinum Partner

Clint's picture

I actually have SEPIC installed on my SMP server although am hesitant to implement any SEP deployment packages for fear that it'll behave the same way as my Altiris 6 server did which, apparently, was by design.  Can anyone confirm that the following behavior no longer exists with SEPIC on ITMS?

Antivirus inventory is indeed running on my SMP clients which is fine by me although don't want to have to implement some registry hack again to avoid having SEP uninstall when the SMA is removed for whatever reason.