How to stop SepMasterService (Symantec Endpoint Protection) services from services.msc as it is grey out in SEP 12.1 RU2
Disable tamper protection and after you can stop services.
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stop smc using start ---> run and type "smc -stop" wihtout quotes.
This will stop sepmasterservice.
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I had tried all above setps but sepmasterservice is gryed out
Did you try disabled tamper protection ?
Yes I tried
has the client taken the policy?
by default SEP 12.x Tamper Protection are on .
If you don't want kindly change setting.
Please do the following:
If this is enabled, the option to stop the Symantec Management Client service (smcservice) from service control manager will be unavailable. If it is disabled, stopping smc from the service control manager is allowed.
it will be greyed out, you can only stop using the commands or killing the PID.
Its by design, You cannot stop it from services.msc
however you can do it from cmd prompt
start-run- type smc -stop similarly typing smc -start will start the serivce
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Go to start-run
type smc -stop (Enter password if you have configured password)
IF you want to start the Service then
Type "smc -start" will start the serivce
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