Password-protecting the
Symantec Endpoint Protection

You can increase corporate security by requiring password protection on the client computer whenever users perform certain tasks.
You can require the users to type a password when users try to do one of the following actions:
  • Open the client's user interface.
  • Stop the client service.
  • Uninstall the client.
    This option works on the Windows client only.
  • Import and export the client communication settings.
For more information, see:
  1. To password-protect the client
  2. In the console, click
  3. Under
    , select the group for which you want to set up password protection.
  4. On the
    tab, under
    Location-independent Policies and Settings
    , click
    Earlier versions of
    Symantec Endpoint Protection
    may have some options that are worded differently, but you can still password-protect the client from the
  5. In the
    Client Password Settings
    window, check any or all of the check boxes.
    If the boxes are grayed out, this group inherits policies from a parent group. Before you can proceed, you must either edit the policy in the parent group or disable inheritance for this group. See:
  6. In the
    Confirm password
    text boxes, type the same password.
    You can create a password that is between 6 to 256 characters in length.
    If you see a message that the password strength is not acceptable, consider increasing the strength of your password. However, you may still be able to save the password.
    Apply password settings to non-inherited sub groups
    to modify the password protection settings for any child group that does not inherit its settings from a parent. This setting appears for a parent group only.
  7. Click