Configuring Windows Security Center notifications to work with
Symantec Endpoint Protection
clients

You can use a Virus and Spyware Protection policy to configure Windows Security Center settings on your client computers that run Windows XP Service Pack 3. See:
You can configure all the Windows Security Center options on your client computers that run Windows XP SP3 only. You can only configure the
Display a Windows Security Center message when definitions are outdated
option or Windows Vista and Windows 7 and later.
Options to configure how Windows Security Center works with the client
Option
Description
When to use
Disable Windows Security Center
Lets you permanently or temporarily disable Windows Security Center on your client computers.
Available options:
  • Never. Windows Security Center is always enabled on the client computer.
  • Once. Windows Security Center is disabled only once. If a user enables it, it is not disabled again.
  • Always. Windows Security Center is permanently disabled on the client computer. If a user enables it, it is immediately disabled.
  • Restore. Windows Security Center is enabled if the Virus and Spyware Protection Policy previously disabled it.
Disable Windows Security Center permanently if you do not want your client users to receive the security alerts that it provides. Client users can still receive
Symantec Endpoint Protection
alerts.
Enable Windows Security Center permanently if you want your client users to receive the security alerts that it provides. You can set Windows Security Center to display
Symantec Endpoint Protection
alerts.
Display antivirus alerts within Windows Security Center
Lets you set antivirus alerts from the
Symantec Endpoint Protection
client to appear in the Windows notification area.
Enable this setting if you want your users to receive
Symantec Endpoint Protection
alerts with other security alerts in the Windows notification area of their computers.
Display a Windows Security Center message when definitions are outdated
Lets you set the number of days after which Windows Security Center considers definitions to be outdated. By default, Windows Security Center sends this message after 30 days.
Set this option if you want Windows Security Center to notify your client users about outdated definitions more frequently than the default time (30 days).
On client computers,
Symantec Endpoint Protection
checks every 15 minutes to compare the out-of-date time, the date of the definitions, and the current date. Typically, no out-of-date status is reported to Windows Security Center because definitions are usually updated automatically. If you update definitions manually you might have to wait up to 15 minutes to view an accurate status in Windows Security Center.
  1. To configure Windows Security Center to work with
    Symantec Endpoint Protection
    clients
  2. In the console, open a Virus and Spyware Protection policy.
  3. Under
    Windows Settings
    , click
    Miscellaneous
    .
  4. On the
    Miscellaneous
    tab, specify options for the Windows Security Center.
  5. Click
    OK
    .