Windows Installer parameters

Symantec Endpoint Protection
client installation packages use the standard Windows Installer parameters, as well as a set of extensions for command-line installation and deployment.
See the Windows Installer documentation for further information about the usage of standard Windows Installer parameters. You can also execute msiexec.exe from a command line to see the complete list of parameters.
Windows Installer parameters
Parameter
Description
Sep.msi (32-bit)
Sep64.msi (64-bit)
The installation file for the
Symantec Endpoint Protection
client. If the file name contains spaces, enclose the file name in quotations when used with /I and /x.
Required
Msiexec
Windows Installer executable.
Required
/I "
.msi file name
"
Install the specified file. If the file name contains spaces, enclose the file name in quotations. If the file is not in the same directory from which you execute Msiexec, specify the path name. If the path name contains spaces, enclose the path name in quotations. For example, msiexec.exe /I "C:\
path to
\Sep.msi"
Required
/qn
Install silently.
When a silent deployment is used, the applications that plug into
Symantec Endpoint Protection
, such as Microsoft Outlook, must be restarted after installation.
/x "
.msi file name
"
Uninstall the specified components.
Optional
/qb
Install with a basic user interface that shows the installation progress.
Optional
/l*v
logfilename
Create a verbose log file, where
logfilename
is the name of the log file you want to create.
Optional
PRODUCTINSTALLDIR=
path
Designate a custom path on the target computer where
path
is the specified target directory. If the path includes spaces, enclose the path in quotation marks.
The default directory for 32-bit computers is C:\Program Files\Symantec\
Symantec Endpoint Protection
. The default directory for 64-bit computers is C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\
Symantec Endpoint Protection
.
Optional
SYMREBOOT=
value
Controls a computer restart after installation, where
value
is a valid argument.
The valid arguments include the following:
  • Force: Requires that the computer is restarted. Required for uninstallation.
  • Suppress: Prevents most restarts.
  • ReallySuppress: Prevents all restarts as part of the installation process, even a silent installation.
Optional
Use ReallySuppress to suppress a restart when you perform a silent uninstallation of Symantec Endpoint Protection client.
ADDLOCAL=
feature
Select the custom features to be installed, where
feature
is a specified component or list of components. If this property is not used, all applicable features are installed by default, and Auto-Protect email clients are installed only for detected email programs.
To add all appropriate features for the client installations, use the ALL command as in ADDLOCAL=ALL.
When you specify a new feature to install, you must include the names of the features that are already installed that you want to keep. If you do not specify the features that you want to keep, Windows Installer removes them. By specifying existing features, you do not overwrite the installed features. To uninstall an existing feature, use the REMOVE command.
Optional
REMOVE=
feature
Uninstall the previously installed program or a specific feature from the installed program, where
feature
is one of the following:
  • Feature
    : Uninstalls the feature or list of features from the target computer.
  • ALL: Uninstalls the program and all of the installed features. All is the default if a feature is not specified.
Optional