Installing Windows client software using third-party tools
You can install the client using third-party tools instead of the tools that are installed with the management server. If you have a large network, you are more likely to benefit by using these options to install Symantec client software.
You can install the client by using a variety of third-party products. These products include Microsoft Active Directory, Tivoli, Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS), and Novell ZENworks.
Symantec Endpoint Protectionsupports Novell ZENworks, Microsoft Active Directory, and Microsoft SMS.
You can also deploy
Symantec Endpoint Protectionin an environment that you manage with a
Symantec Software Management Solution powered by Altiris. You can deploy
Symantec Endpoint Protectionfrom one of the Software Management Solution suites with one of the following policies:
- AManaged Software Deliverypolicy
- AQuick Deliverypolicy
For more information, refer to the Software Management Solution suite product Help, or see:
Windows Installer command-line tools
The Symantec client software installation packages are Windows Installer (MSI) files that you can configure by using the standard Windows Installer options. You can use the environment management tools that support MSI deployment, such as Active Directory or Tivoli, to install clients on your network. You can configure how the Windows Security Center interacts with the unmanaged client.
Microsoft SMS 2003
You can install the client by using Microsoft Systems Management Server.
Windows Active Directory
You can use a Windows Active Directory Group Policy Object if the client computers and are members of a Windows Active Directory domain. The client computers must also use a supported Windows operating system.
You can install the client in virtual environments.