Creating and installing a Symantec Agent installation package

You can create and download an installation package, which provides the files necessary to install the features of Symantec Agent.
You can also create an installation package creator, which lets you create a redistributable package suitable for use with software deployment systems. You can then deploy the Symantec Agent through a third-party software deployment system like Active Directory Group Policy Object (GPO) or VMware Workspace ONE.
The proxy settings that you configure in the
System Policy
, under
HTTP or HTTPS Proxy Configuration
and under
FTP Proxy Configuration
must match the proxy settings in the environment where the Symantec Agent is installed. If the proxy settings do not match, the agent installation fails. See:

Creating a Symantec Agent installation package

To create a Symantec Agent installation package
  1. In the cloud console, go to
    Settings > Installation Package
    .
  2. Select the
    Operating System
    .
    The resulting installation package can only be installed on the operating system that you select.
    However, a direct installation package that you create for Windows Workstation 64-bit or Windows Workstation 32-bit lets you install the Symantec Agent on both versions of Windows. Symantec Agent Installer is able to detect the device's operating system and downloads the appropriate packages.
    Depending on your subscriptions, you may not be able to create an installation package for some operating systems.
  3. (Windows only) To configure advanced settings, press
    Advanced options
    , make the changes, and then press
    Save
    .
    • Installation settings
      Includes the installation type, Windows server installation settings, and installation folder location. See:
    • Software removal settings
      Provides the options to remove existing security software. The default is to not uninstall existing security software. See:
    • Restart settings
      Includes the options for how and when to restart after installation. For example, you can let the user delay the restart. Press
      Show Advanced
      for more options, such as a scheduled restart. See:
    • Language settings
      Includes the options for the installation package language settings. Also includes an option to automatically detect the language settings on the target device. This setting is used for the Direct Installation package or for push enrollment.
  4. Select the
    Symantec Agent Features
    that you want to include in the package.
    Depending on your subscriptions and the selected
    Operating System
    , the list of available Symantec Agent features may vary. See:
    Secure Connection
    feature is only supported on Windows 10 devices.
  5. To select a device group other than
    Default
    , press
    Change
    , select the group, and then press
    OK
    .
    All devices that enroll with the installation package that you create are added to the device group that you select.
  6. Select the
    Installation Type
    .
    • Online installation package
      When you run this file, the installation components download and install directly on the device.
    • Full installation package creator
      When you run this file, the installation components download to create the installation package. You then run the resulting package on the device to install it.
    For more information, see:
  7. Press
    Download Package
    .
    The file saves to the default download location for the web browser.
If you create and download a
Full installation package creator
, you run it to build the installation package.
To create a Symantec Agent installation package for Windows using the full installation package creator
  1. Go to the default download location for the web browser and run the installation package creator file.
    The file name depends on whether the device is a 64-bit system or a 32-bit system:
    • Symantec_Agent_Package_x64.exe
      for 64-bit systems
    • Symantec_Agent_Package_x86.exe
      for 32-bit systems
    The Download Manager launches and displays a pre-populated location where the package is saved.
  2. (Optional) Press
    Change Location
    to save the package to a different location.
    If a package file already exists in the location specified, it is overwritten.
  3. Press
    Create Package
    when you are satisfied with the location.
    The package downloads to the location that you indicated, and includes the following folder and files:
    • The folder
      Symantec_Agent_Package
      , which contains .dll and .dat files
    • The file
      Symantec_Agent_Install.exe
      , which launches the installation
    • The file
      Symantec_Agent_Deployment.msi
    • The file
      Symantec_Agent_Deployment.mst
      , which is used with Active Directory GPO deployments
  4. Click the link to access your downloaded files. Otherwise, click
    Finish
    .
To create a Symantec Agent installation package for Mac using the full installation package creator
  1. Go to the default download location for the web browser and locate the file
    SEP_package_downloader.zip
    .
  2. Copy this file to the desktop of the Mac device.
  3. Double-click
    SEP_package_downloader.zip
    to extract the contents, and then open the resulting folder.
  4. Double-click the downloader tool to run the Symantec Downloader and to begin the installation package download.
  5. Click
    Save As
    to select or create a folder to which you save the package.
    The package includes
    fsdmanifest.js
    and
    Symantec Endpoint Protection.UniversalESD_RI.pkg
    . These files must remain together for any installation.
You can install the package on a new device or you can move an existing on-premises-managed Symantec Endpoint Protection agent to be cloud-managed.

Installing the Symantec Agent on your devices

Before you start the installation of Symantec Agent, confirm that your systems meet the requirements. See:
You can use the installation package in the following ways:
MSI-specific installation information writes to the log file path that you specify. However,
Symantec Endpoint Protection
-specific installation information writes to the following log file:
C:\ProgramData\Symantec\FSDGPDeployment-
time-stamp
.log
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