During the download of the Active Directory-ready Redistributable Package, three files are compiled for use by the organization's IT department:
These files must always reside in the same folder to function properly and should not be mixed with different downloads of the Redistributable Package.
For more information about using MST files see, the Microsoft documentation for:
All antivirus products and firewall products must be removed from your computers before you install Symantec Endpoint Protection.
Administrators of Symantec.cloud accounts that are provisioned through eStore, must ensure that they have adequate licenses for the number of computers targeted in the Active Directory deployment. If you run out of licenses during your Active Directory deployment, the installations fail for computers without licenses. Active Directory reports a successful install, but that is a false-positive.
To download a Redistributable Package for Active Directory deployment
Log on to your Symantec.cloud account and click Add Computer in the Quick Tasks widget.
From the Add a New Computer or Service page, select the services that you want to be included in the package.
In step 2, Choose Your Group, use the drop-down to select a computer group to populate with this install package.
From the Download Your Installer section under Download a Redistributable Package, click Download.
When the Opening SymantecPackageCreator.exe dialog box opens, click Save File.
Double-click SymantecPackageCreator.exe, and then click Run.
When the Symantec.cloud Package Creator opens, in the Advanced Options section, click Operating Systems.
In the Customize Targeted Operating Systems dialog box, select the Windows versions that you want in Symantec.cloud distribution package using the check boxes.
When you are ready, click Save.
In the Advanced Options section, click Proxy Settings to provide proxy settings for the Symantec.cloud Package Creator. distribution package that you create.
Specify the proxy type, host, and port number.
If the proxy requires authentication enter the user name and password.
When you finish, click Save.
You may create a number of distribution packages to fit the needs of your organization's different network locations.
In the Advanced Options section, check Require Active Directory group policy deployment.
To disable warnings during deployments, check Suppress installer warnings during deployment.
The selected files are downloaded and then the package is created. The Redistributable Package files are associated with a specific organization and should not be used outside of that organization.
When the download is complete, click Finish.
The files: SYMRedistributable.exe, SYMGroupPolicyDeployment.msi, and SYMGroupPolicyDeployment.mst are in the destination directory. These files must be kept together as a single package; mixing different versions of these files breaks the Redistributable Package.