Creating custom client installation packages in the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console

To create a new custom client installation configuration

  1. Open the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console.
  2. On the Admin Tab, under Tasks, click Install Packages.
    The current default client installation packages appear on the right.
  3. Under Install Packages, click Client Install Settings.
  4. Under Tasks, click Add Client Install Settings.
  5. Specify the name you would like the custom Client Install Settings to have.
  6. Give the custom Client Install Settings a description.
  7. Select an installation type from the following:
    • Show progress bar only (Displays notification, but requires no user input)
    • Interactive (User input required)
    • Silent (No user input or display)
  8. Select the installation location (default or custom folder).
  9. Enable or disable installation logging.
  10. Submit reputation information to Symantec Security Response.
  11. Select whether or not to add the program to the Start Menu.
  12. Select whether or not to maintain all previous logs, policies, and client-server communication settings
  13. Viewing the ‘Schedule Reboot’ tab, consider whether to force or schedule a reboot.
  14. Click OK.

To create a new custom Install Feature Set

  1. Open the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console.
  2. On the Admin tab, under Tasks, click Install Packages.
    The current default client installation packages appear on the right.
  3. Under Install Packages, click Client Install Feature Set.
  4. Under Tasks, click Add Client Install Feature Set.
  5. Specify the name you would like the custom Client Install Feature Set to have.
  6. Give the custom Client Install Feature Set a description.
  7. Select the Feature Set version 11.x or 12.1.x
  8. Select the Symantec Endpoint Protection features you want to include in the install package from the following list:
    • Virus, Spyware and Basic Download Protection
      • Advanced Download Protection
      • Microsoft Outlook Scanner
      • Lotus Notes Scanner
      • POP3/SMTP Scanner
    • Proactive Threat Protection
      • SONAR Protection
      • Application and Device Control
    • Network Threat Protection
      • Firewall
      • Intrusion Protection
  9. When you are finished, click OK.

To create the new custom install package

  1. In the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console, on the Admin tab, under Tasks, click Install Packages.
    The current default client installation packages appear on the right.
  2. Under  Install Packages, click Client Install Packages.
  3. Under Tasks, click Export Client Install Package.
  4. Browse to or create a preferred export folder, and select it.
  5. Select whether or not you want to create a single .EXE file. Unchecking single .EXE will export mutiple files, including an *.MSI installer file.
  6. Under “Pick the customized installation settings below”, from the drop down menu, select your custom Client Install Setting.
  7. Under “Select the features you want to use”, from the drop down menu, select your custom Client Install Feature Set.
  8. Choose “Export a managed client”, then select the group to which the client will be installed. If no group has been created, select the Default Group. It is recommended to leave “Add clients automatically to the selected group” checked.
  9. Select the Preferred Policy Mode. The default is Computer mode.
  10. Click OK.

The new install package is created in the location you specified.

You can now use the deployment wizard to deploy the generated package to the clients and servers.

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