The Web Link and Email option creates the installation package and the URL for the installation package. The users receive the URL in an email to download the package and install the Symantec Endpoint Protection client. Users must have administrator privileges to install the package.
Web Link and Email comprises the following tasks:
You select, configure, and then create the client installation package.
You choose from the options that appear for the configuration of Windows, Mac, and Linux client installation packages. All client installation packages are stored on the computer that runs Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.
Email from Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager notifies the computer users that they can download the client installation package.
You provide a list of users to receive an email message, which contains instructions to download and install the client installation package. Users follow the instructions to install the client software.
The Mac and the Linux client install packages automatically export a
Before you use Web Link and Email, make sure that you correctly configure the connection from the management server to the mail server.
To install clients with Web Link and Email
In the console, on the Home page, in the Common Tasks menu, select Install protection client to computers.
In the Client Deployment Wizard, click New Package Deployment, and then click Next. Web Link and Email only sends a new installation package.
Make selections from the available options, which vary depending on the installation package type, and then click Next.
To uninstall third-party security software on the Windows client, you must configure custom Client Install Settings before launching the Client Deployment Wizard. To see which third-party software the client package removes, see About the third-party security software removal feature in Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.
Click Web Link and Email, and then click Next.
In the Email Recipients and Message panel, specify the email recipients and the subject.
To specify multiple email recipients, type a comma after each email address. A management console System Administrator automatically receives a copy of the message.
You can accept the default email subject and body, or edit the text. You can also copy the URL and post it to a convenient and secure online location, like an intranet page.
To create the package and deliver the link by email, click Next, and then click Finish.
Confirm that the computer users received the email message and installed the client software.
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.