Installing
Symantec Endpoint Protection
clients with Save Package

If you have a small number of clients, use the Save Package method to deploy and install the installation package on the clients.
Save Package creates the installation packages that you can install manually, with third-party deployment software, or with a login script.
Save Package comprises the following tasks:
  • You make your configuration selections and then create the client installation packages.
  • You save the installation package to a folder on the computer that runs
    Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
    .
    For Windows, the installation package can be for 32- or 64-bit operating systems. The installation package comprises one setup.exe file or a collection of files that includes a setup.exe file. Computer users often find one setup.exe file easier to use.
The Mac and Linux client install packages automatically export a
.zip
archive file format. To correctly preserve the file permissions, you should expand the archive file with a native archive program, such as the Mac
Archive Utility
or the
ditto
command. You cannot use the Mac
unzip
command, a third-party application, or any Windows application to expand the files for these operating systems
  1. To install
    Symantec Endpoint Protection
    clients with Save Package
  2. In the console, launch the
    Client Deployment Wizard
    .
  3. Click
    Help > Getting Started Page
    and then under
    Required tasks
    , click
    Install the client software on your computers
    .
  4. In the
    Client Deployment Wizard
    , do one of the following tasks:
    • Click
      New Package Deployment
      , and then click
      Next
      . Save Package only installs a new installation package.
    • Click
      Communication Update Package Deployment
      if you want to update Windows or Mac client communication settings on the computers that already have the
      Symantec Endpoint Protection
      client installed. Follow the on-screen instructions, and then go to step 4.
  5. Make selections from the available options, which vary depending on the installation package type, and then click
    Next
    .
    To uninstall existing security software on the Windows client, you must configure custom Client Install Settings before launching the Client Deployment Wizard. See:
    For more information, see:
  6. Click
    Save Package
    , and then click
    Next
    .
  7. Click
    Browse
    and specify the folder to receive the package.
    For Communication Update Package Deployment, or for Mac and Linux packages, go to step 7.
    For new Windows packages, check
    Single .exe file (default)
    or
    Separate files (required for .MSI)
    .
    Use
    Single .exe file
    unless you require separate files for a third-party deployment program.
  8. Click
    Next
    .
  9. Review the settings summary, click
    Next
    , and then click
    Finish
    .
  10. Provide the exported package to the computer users.
    Provide the exported package to the users in the following ways: email, save the package to a secure shared network location, or use a third-party program.
  11. Confirm that the user downloads and installs the client software, and confirm the installation status of the clients.
    For new
    Symantec Endpoint Protection
    installations, the client computers may not appear within
    Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
    until after they restart, either automatically or by action you or the user takes. Mac clients automatically prompt a restart when installation completes. Linux clients do not require a restart. See: