Tamper Protection Off - Vista 64Bit
Created: 24 Jan 2008 | Updated: 21 May 2010 | 5 comments
Just deployed a install to a Vista Ultimate 64bit OS and the SEP Management Console Reports that Tamper Protection is turned off for this machine.
This client is in the same group as other 32 BIT clients and no other clients are getting reported on the home page that it is turned off. The policy for the group has that tamper protection check box marked on the tamper protection tab.
So I look at the client, and go to the Change settings tab, and configure settings next to the client management section. No Tamper Protection tab on the 64 bit client. I found this very interesting. That is where the setting is on the 32 bit OS.
Can Symantec Report this as a bug, or is tamper protection not applicable to a 64 Bit OS?
I read where Proactive Threat Protection does not work on a 64bit OS (or server OS) and that the definitions should say "Waiting for updates." Well that is true on the servers I have the client installed on (all 32 bit servers so far), but on the 64 bit workstations, it actually has the updated definition date which is different than what the article states should happen. See here:
Anybody have any insight or seeing the same thing?
Note: I saw the same thing before and after the MR1 update.
Message Edited by LE2Strat on 01-24-2008 08:38 AM