Export Package settings

This dialog box lets you create client installation files. Different settings are available for Windows clients, Mac clients, and Linux clients.
You can export Windows packages as a single executable file, or as a collection of files suitable for distribution through a third-party deployment tool.
The Mac and Linux client install packages automatically export in the
archive file format. To correctly preserve the file permissions, you should expand the archive file with an archive program native to the operating system. For example, use the Mac Archive Utility or the
command. You cannot use the Mac
command, a third-party application, or any Windows application to expand the files for these operating systems.
If you upgrade from a previous version, the Mac client package pathname is too long, and the export fails. You must choose a shorter pathname for a Mac client package.
Export package settings describes the settings for exporting Windows, Mac, and Linux client installation files.
Export package settings
Options and Descriptions
Export folder
Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Browse to and select the folder to contain the exported installation file. If you specify a folder that does not exist, the export process creates it for you.
Export Package
does not support directories with double-byte or high-ASCII characters, and blocks their selection.
The export process creates nested folders within this folder and places the installation files in thee nested folders. For example, if you create an installation package for a group named
My Group
My Company
, a folder named
My Company_My Group
is created. This folder contains the exported installation package.
Create a single .EXE for this package
Windows only.
Creates a single executable file for installation.
Single executables are not supported with an Active Directory group policy installation or auto-upgrade by using
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
Installation Features and Settings
Windows only.
Installation settings for Mac computers apply only to AutoUpgrade.
  • Maintain existing client features when updating
    (as of 14.3 RU1 MP1)
    Keeps the currently installed client features from the previous release. Features remain installed on the client even if they are different from the features in the upgrade package.
    This setting is enabled by default.
    Uncheck this box to select a different set of features from
    Select the security features for this package
  • Select the security features for this package
    Client installation feature sets that you configured and named, along with built-in feature selections. Client installation features determine which client software components install.
  • Select the installation settings for this package
    Client installation settings that
    Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
    includes by default, or that you configured and named. Installation settings affect the end-user experience during the installation. For example, the settings may require user interaction with the installation, or that the installation forces a restart when it completes.
    Installation settings also define whether the installation package installs the standard, embedded/VDI, or dark network client.
  • Include virus definitions in the client installation package
    Check this option to include the virus definitions with the client installation package. Uncheck this option in situations where the network has low bandwidth. As soon as the client connects to the management server, the client receives the full set of virus definitions.
Export Settings
Group Membership
Applies to Windows, Mac, and Linux, except where noted.
  • Export a managed client
    Lets you export a managed package that contains the default security policies. After you deploy this package, you can automatically manage the clients with the
    Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
  • Export an unmanaged client
    Lets you export an unmanaged package that contains the default security policies. After you deploy this package, you cannot manage the clients with the
    Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
    For Mac and Windows, you can convert an unmanaged client to a managed client at any time with
    Communication Update Package Deployment
    through the
    Client Deployment Wizard
  • Export packages with policies from the following groups
    (Windows and Linux only)
    For Windows, this setting lets you export a managed or unmanaged package with security policies from a specific group or groups. If you select multiple groups, the export process creates a separate subdirectory of installation files for each group. After you deploy the exported client software, the managed client computers automatically appear in the group that you selected for installation.
    For Linux, this setting is only available if you export an unmanaged package. Default security policies apply if you uncheck this setting.
  • Add clients automatically to the selected group. Existing clients remain in their current group.
    (Windows only)
    Automatically adds the new clients to the selected group after the installation of the managed package.
Policy Mode
Windows only. Symantec recommends that you always use computer mode.
  • Computer mode
    Specifies that policies in the client installation package apply to computers as they authenticate to
    Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
    . This setting is recommended for first-time installations.
  • User mode
    Specifies that policies in the client installation package apply to users as they log on to computers and authenticate to
    Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
Upgrade settings
Windows and Mac only.
This setting lets you maintain current logs, policies and client-server communication settings, or remove previous logs and policies, and reset the client-server communication settings.