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Symantec Management Console v 7.1 Add To Groups?

Created: 13 Dec 2012 • Updated: 13 Dec 2012 | 4 comments
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Hello,

For future reference in case I would like to uninstall the Altiris Client from all the machines the agent is installed on, and push the unistall.  I beleive the most effecient way would be to create a group with the machines with the installed agent.  When you are on the "Manage" tab under "Computers", on the left pane there is a "Saved Search" in the default for "Installed Agent".  I want to be able to just export what is in there currently into a new group that I have created (I've named it "Uninstall" if you needed that info for any reason).  I tried exporting the data into an XML file, but I got errors and it didn't work.  I was wondering if there is any way to pull the data in the default "Installed Agent" list, or if there isn't, what do I need to do to make this happen? 

Thanks

 

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luke.s's picture

There are many ways to uninstall the Altiris Agent on managed computers and two of those methods are:

1) Policy method: Settings -> Agents/Plug-ins \ Symantec Management Agent \ Windows \ Symantec Management Agent for Windows - Uninstall. Configure the target for apply to computers with Symantec Management Agent installed.

2) Push method: Settings -> Agents/Plug-ins \ Symantec Management Agent \ Symantec Management Agent Install. On Rollout Agent to computers, click on Select Computers and add the target computers with Altiris Agent. Also is posible to import computers to a selected file. After these steps you could use the Uninstall button to start the uninstall process.

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Fábio Sanches
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jellsworth's picture

Thanks.  Option 1 was what I was more or less looking for.  I'm still not sure how to import from the "Installed Agent" list directly and make a new group, but I'll probably not need to do that if I do Option 1.

andykn101's picture

Not sure what list you refer to, you can export from a list in a report but not the list in a filter or target. You could find a report based on a filter and use that to generate a list of all machines and export that.

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