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Import file (MAC address) into exclusion of unmanaged detector.

Created: 18 May 2012 • Updated: 18 May 2012 | 7 comments
pete_4u2002's picture
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Can coming version have facility to include importing of file (excel, notepad, word etc) to exclude multiple MAC address from Unmanaged detector? Currently only MAC address can be added at a time. It would be tedious to add one by one if end user have some hundred machines.

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sadelphin's picture

I have around 500 to exclude

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John Santana's picture

yes please let us know if this can be implemneted.

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional


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CBT's picture

Yes it's pretty much impossible to manage 400-700 printers and other types of devices that will never have SEP installed and need excluded.

It is very short-sighted of Symantec to not allow admins to import large lists of IP and MAC combinations to exclude from unmanaged detectors.

Unmanaged Detector so far is a galactic FAIL.

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Lazarus's picture

Actually, it is outright insane that there's no way to enter MAC or IP addresses aside from typing them in one at a time BY HAND!

Frankly, I'd like to see TWO ways to get exclusions added:

  • Bulk add via a delimited text file
  • Right click or radio button to select directly from the "Unknown Device Failures" in the Security Status Details report.

Heck, even just being able to copy-and-paste from the report to the Exclusion list would be a HUGH improvement!!

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mirza mahmood baig's picture

I have installed SEPM client 12.1.5 in few pc after few days new pc has added in network 

without installing client package how can i detect in how many pc's there is no antivirus installed

thanks and regards

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ℬrίαη's picture

Unmanaged detectors:

Find Unmanaged Clients on a remote network location using the Unmanaged Detector

Or using asset management software.


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michael cole's picture


Michael Cole

Principal Business Critical Engineer

Business Critical Services

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