Command-line switches to extract and install the Windows installation package
You can use the following command-line switches to extract a Windows installation package from
/extract_path "full path"
Lets you override the default location to extract the installation package. You must specify the exact path to which the installation package should be extracted.
Lets you hide the user interface that is displayed during the package extraction process. It is used to extract the package in an unattended mode. If you use these two switches without using the
/extract_pathswitch, the default extraction path
<Public downloads>\Symantecis used for package extraction.
For example, to extract a redistributable Windows client package for a 64-bit device, you can run the following command:
Symantec_Agent_package_x64.exe /m /unattended /extract_path "full path"
Command-line switches are also available for
Shows this help.
Installs the agent installer with no required user interaction. Displays a progress window, restart countdown, and any final error messages that occur.
Requires some user interaction to install the agent.
Runs the setup launcher in a minimized mode that can’t be closed. The agent installer runs silently, with no user interface and no required user interaction. When agent installation completes, a hard restart initiates if one is required.
Installs the Symantec Agent on a device without automatically enrolling it.
If the agent is already installed and enrolled, this command removes the enrollment information from the client.
/IMAGEcommand does not remove the enrollment information if the agent includes
Installing an agent on a device without enrolling it lets you create an image of such device and use this image to deploy your other client devices. You can enroll these devices later by re-running
(Available as of
Overrides the restart settings (scheduled, delayed, etc.) that you have configured for the agent installation package. Performs restart only if the agent setup requires it.
(Available as of
For example, to launch an installation with no user interface and no required user interaction, you can run the following command: