Copying a Sylink.xml file to make a managed installation package

When you install
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
, it creates a file named Sylink.xml for each client group.
Symantec Endpoint Protection
clients read the contents of this file to know which management server manages the client. If you install the client from the installation file you get from Symantec, you install unmanaged clients. However, you can copy the Sylink.xml file to this folder before installation to install managed clients.
Packages that are exported with the
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
console are managed and already include a Sylink.xml file. To export a new managed package that you can deploy with a Group Policy Object, use the Client Deployment Wizard. Click
Save Package
, and check
Separate Files (required for .MSI)
when prompted.
  1. To copy a Sylink.xml file to the product installation files to make a managed installation package
  2. From
    Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
    , export the Sylink.xml file from the correct client group and copy it to your computer.
    You should create at least one new group with the management console before you export the Sylink.xml file. If you do not, the clients appear in the Default group.
  3. Copy the installation folder from the installation file you download to a folder on your computer. The folder
    contains the 32-bit client, and the folder
    contains the 64-bit client.
    You can also use the installation folder for an unmanaged client package that you previously exported as separate files.
  4. Copy Sylink.xml to the installation folder. Replace the existing Sylink.xml file when prompted.