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Streamline the process of updating virus definitions on installation location

Created: 15 Feb 2013 | 5 comments

Hello everyone,

I am looking for a tech article or some one that knows how to capture virus defintions from the content folder in the SEPM or other location and copy them and place them in the installation location for the SEP client for imaging. I am on SEP 12.1.2 on Server 2008.  I want to to streamline the process of updating virus definitions on installation location. In other words, I want to image a device with the latest definitons without it running a live update after installation. I am looking more for the main points then the details.

Thanks in advance

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JS@support's picture


Found this thread

If using SEP 12.1 version then while exporting package it will contain latest definitions.

But if using SEP 11 version then while exporting package thorugh SEPM it would contain old definitions. 

You can refer this artilcle if using SEP 11

How to deploy the Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) client Release Update 5 or newer with current virus definitions and intrusion prevention signatures.

This issue is addressed in SEP 12.1

ᗺrian's picture

This is already available in SEP 12.1 as an improved process per TECH163413. It is under the Improved Installation Process paragraph.

When you push a package select All Content

To do it the way you want, you can use a script like the one found HERE

Please click the "Mark as solution" link at bottom left on the post that best answers your question. This will benefit admins looking for a solution to the same problem.

SameerU's picture


In SEP 12.1.2 virus definitions update has improved