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Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager policy reports

Created: 21 May 2012 | 4 comments


Is it possible to run a report which will list for me all the settings that are held within the policies assigned to a certain client folder in SEP manager?

The only way I can figure out how to do it is to take screen shots of every available screen within every policy, and then go through and manually type out what is says.

I'm sure there must be an easier way, I've already spent a good few hours trying to figure it out to no avail.

The product I am trying to produce the report from is Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager version 12.1.1000.157

Sorry to raise a forum request for what is bound to be a simple lack of knowledge, hopefully I can be easily pointed in the right direction.

Many thanks,

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John Q.'s picture

Do you mean to get something like GPResult for GPO?

You can go to Monitors > Logs > Report type: Audit > Select a report: policies used.

If you need something more details and that is not available into SEPM console, I would then suggest you to create enhencement request on dedicated platform (

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NRaj's picture

If you are talking about documenting the details of a policy, then i don't think it is possible.

The below link might help you.

Also you can export a policy, change the .dat extension to .zip, open the archive and rename the content file to .xml & you can have some policy settings in a readable format.

Hope this helps.

hivemind's picture

I was hoping to get a report which nicely presents all the features of a policy and the settings.

It is so difficult trying to review policys when the only way is to click through and drill down into multiple settings.

Strange as that seems to be pretty much a standard report ...

Your advise has really helped though, I have populated my own version of the run book.

Exporting the policies helped also though most of the 'actual' settings appear encrypted!

I shall raise a feature request

RossD's picture

As a manager of security for our enterprise, that we are missing an efficient way to get this report on policy settings is distressing.  This is basic information I and colleagues should have at our fingertips.  It should be available so we can baseline and track changes as well as communicate to our leadership,internal customers, and auditors about the settings we have applied