Exporting client installation packages

You might want to export a client install package if you need those options that are not available when you use
Save Package
in the
Client Deployment Wizard
. For example, you may need to create an unmanaged client with custom policies. You may also only need either 32-bit or 64-bit installation packages for Windows, or need either
DPKG
or
RPM
installation packages for Linux.
Once you export the client install package, you deploy it.
Remote Push
in the
Client Deployment Wizard
can deploy the Windows and Mac packages that you export. Alternately, you can install an exported package directly on to the client, or use a third-party program to deploy it.
You can create an installation package for managed clients or unmanaged clients. Both types of packages have the features, policies, and settings that you assign. If you create a package for managed clients, you can manage them with the
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
console. If you create a package for unmanaged clients, you cannot manage them from the console. You can convert an unmanaged Windows or Mac client to a managed client at any time with
Communication Update Package Deployment
through the
Client Deployment Wizard
.
If you export client installation packages from a remote console, the packages are created on the computer from which you run the remote console. Furthermore, if you use multiple domains, you must export the packages for each domain, or the clients do not appear in the correct domain groups.
  1. To export client installation packages
  2. In the console, click
    Admin
    , and then click
    Install Packages
    .
  3. Under
    Install Packages
    , click
    Client Install Package
    .
  4. In the
    Client Install Package
    pane, under
    Package Name
    , right-click the package you want to export and then click
    Export
    .
  5. Click
    Browse
    to navigate to and select the folder to contain the exported package, and then click
    OK
    .
    Export Package
    does not support directories with double-byte or high-ASCII characters, and blocks their selection.
  6. Set the other options according to your installation goals. The options vary depending on the type and the platform of the installation package you export.
    For details about the export options in this dialog box, click
    Help
    .
    For more information, see:
  7. Click
    OK
    .