Importing or merging file fingerprint lists in
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

File fingerprint lists must be available in the
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
console so that you can add them to the system lockdown configuration. When you create file fingerprint lists with the checksum.exe utility or a third-party checksum tool, you must manually import the lists. You can also merge file fingerprint lists.
File fingerprint lists that you create with the Collect File Fingerprint List command are automatically available in the console. You do not need to import them. You cannot modify file fingerprint lists that you created with the Collect File Fingerprint List command. You can, however, merge a command-generated file fingerprint list with another file fingerprint list. If you run the command again to re-generate the list, you must manually merge the lists again. See:
  1. To import or merge file fingerprint lists
  2. In the console, click
    Policies
    .
  3. Under
    Policies
    , expand
    Policy Components
    , and then click
    File Fingerprint Lists
    .
  4. Under
    Tasks
    , click
    Add a File Fingerprint List
    .
  5. In the
    Welcome to the Add File Fingerprint Wizard
    , click
    Next
    .
  6. In the
    Information about New File Fingerprint
    panel, type a name and description for the new list.
  7. Click
    Next
    .
  8. In the
    Create a File Fingerprint
    panel, select one of the following options:
    • Create the file fingerprint by importing a file fingerprint file
    • Create the file fingerprint by combining multiple existing file fingerprints
      This option is only available if you have already imported multiple file fingerprint lists.
  9. Click
    Next
    .
  10. Do one of the following actions:
    • Specify the path to the file fingerprint that you created. You can browse to find the file.
    • Select the fingerprint lists that you want to merge.
  11. Click
    Next
    .
  12. Click
    Close
    .
  13. Click
    Finish
    .
    The imported or merged fingerprint list appears under on the
    Policies
    tab under
    Policies > Policy Components > File Fingerprint Lists
    .