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binayak | 19 Aug 2009 | 0 comments

If you need to install Active Directory or any Windows Components using Add/Remove Windows Components feature such as IIS in Windows Server 2003, there are certain files that need to be copied from the Windows Server Setup Disk and these files are stored inside the i386 folder. So everytime you install Windows Components you have to carry the Windows Installation Disk with you and define the path of that folder.

Here is the solution:

1.  Copy the i386 folder in the System Driver (generally C: drive).

2.  Open Registy Editor.

3.  After you open the Registry Editor, navigate to :

HKEY_Local_Machine\SYSTEM\ CurrentControlSet\Services\HealthService\Parameters\ConnectorManager 4. Doubleclick the EnableADIntegration key. Change the Value to 1 and click OK.

Now you don't have to define the path everytime, required...

mon_raralio | 04 Aug 2009 | 0 comments

Here's the scenario:
You have an MS cluster with MS exchange and SMSMSE (Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange). And you're having problems with the Exchange because SMSMSE is in a stopping state. There is nothing in the logs that says otherwise except for an error in clustering (error 1460).

After checking on Symantec Knowledge base, I found out that it has something to do with the timing. For clustered environment, it is not advisable to make SMSMSE dependent upon another service. Check if the current setup have the SMSMSE dependent on another service that is forcing the Symantec service to stop is-as one admin (someone I know) said "would be a tedious process and is not an option". i.e. it would make things worse. Anyway, waiting for the service to stop really may do the trick.

Then I also found this while Googleing on the probable causes for the clustering side...

Sandeep Cheema | 27 Jul 2009 | 2 comments

1. Your role in the organization/company (CTO, CIO, CEO, SysAdmin, etc)?

Security Analyst

2. What was your data protection criterion, concerns and related issues, and how did Symantec Endpoint Protection resolve them?

Users will be users and there are always odd bunch of them who get the threats from somewhere and then there are also nerds who like to experiment and when you are learning you don’t know the basic things like a test machine for everything. The important part is that the AV has to do what it’s supposed to do. I am working for a client who has SAV for the client machines and Trend Micro ServerProtect for the servers and have started the migration. The SAV primary and secondary servers also have trend on it and the auto protect is thus disabled. The configuration has been working wonderfully well but with the new threat landscape AV alone is not sufficient and you have to have a combination of AV, firewall,...

IanZ | 20 Jul 2009 | 1 comment

Last year, we started looking at SEP11. As we're still running on SAV8 for majority of the servers and clients, with a few SAV9 and SAV10, I believe it's about time to start upgrading to the latest version. I checked the features, documentations, forums, blogs, articles and everything about SEP and I'm getting a negative feedback, a lot of people are complaining. Some even call it a nightmare! Very discouraging. I kept on thinking, as the Server Technology Analyst and only 1 year with the company, I don't want to risk my new job as well as mess around with the servers. Is SEP11 ready for primetime, or is it a disaster? SEP11 is September 11, hmmm, a 9/11 disaster! So we didn't rushed to deploy this. Instead, I started working on test servers and clients. At the same time, as I'm the only one who's going to deploy and implement this, I need to have a plan, a very safe one.

I created a project plan, first looking at the existing SSC setup and...

Vikram Kumar-SAV to SEP | 20 Jul 2009 | 3 comments


I work as a Security Consultant for my company and obviously as an Antivirus specialist.

So this story is about a client who had about 8,000 clients and was currently using MacAfee. They were at the end of their contract,  in few months,so they were looking for a better solution as they were hit by number of outbreaks in the last couple of years and were not satisfied with the support provided.

So a Conference call was scheduled and I was invited to give my views on which antivirus solution to consider migrating,  and why to switch.  We also discuss the Pros and Cons.

Their requirement were pretty simple, but very strict, and they wanted a secure and Malware free environment due to the recent outbreaks which cost them too much with high downtimes and un-availability of critical production servers.

So when I joined the Conference, there were about 8 members with their own views and recommendations.  ...

RolandAY | 30 Jun 2009 | 1 comment

 Keeping system folder to a minimum comes very handy in term of backup still to small might result in System running out of disk space which causes SEP and the whole system performance to lag
How to proceed?

1. On safe mode cut past the Symantec Endpoint folder content on a different location
2. create a clean partition
3. Windows + R type diskmgmt.msc
4. Right click on the new partition and select New Partition
5. Follow the instructions until you reach Assign Drive Letter or Path section
6. Select Mount in the following empty NTFS folder radio button and select Browse…
7. Highlight the C: drive and click on Symantec empty Folder
8. Complete the wizard
9. Copy back the Symantec Endpoint folder content
10. Reboot the system

Just remember to keep this action documented in the server history

in case you realise SEP content folder keeps growing follow...

Kedar Mohile | 20 Jun 2009 | 3 comments

Disk full message erroneously appears when downloading LiveUpdate updates

If your network environment already supports the proxy servers that are compliant with the HTTP 1.1 protocol or later, you can disregard this entry.

After you have tried to download LiveUpdate for the first time, the following message might appear:

"LU1863: Insufficient free disk space
There is not enough free disk space for LiveUpdate to operate properly. Please free up disk space on your computer and run LiveUpdate again."

You might have insufficient disk space. However, it is much more probable that this message appears in error because the proxy server is unable to send the correct Contents-Length header field.

This error message might appear on Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager, a Symantec Endpoint Protection client, or a Symantec Network Access Control client.

You should verify that the disk drive to...

Kedar Mohile | 16 Jun 2009 | 1 comment

Takes a long time for Firewall Policy Overview page to appear when running with more than 500 groups in SEP Manager...

For more than 500 groups, it takes 1.5 minutes to display the Firewall Policy Overview page

If you click the Add a Firewall Policy command, it can take up to 1.5 minutes for the Firewall Policy Overview page to appear. This occurs if the management server contains 500 or more groups. The problem occurs because it takes time for the Overview page displays all the groups and locations that the existing firewall policies are assigned to.

This happens due to the "locationCounting" settings enabled which is used to count and display the same for the user every time the page is attempted to open. When you have a higher number lets say more then 500 it takes ~1.5 mins to count and display the same.

To work around this issue, perform the following steps:

Close all instances of the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager Console....

Ram Champion | 16 Jun 2009 | 3 comments

Hi Connect Members,

Microsoft has released its first public beta release for exchange 2010 more information can be found on , Thanks.


LeslieMiller | 12 Jun 2009 | 8 comments

We're excited to announce the runners up for the Tell Your Story Contests. The following users will receive 3,000 Connect Rewards Points each.

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