Learn how to configure and perform a remote push install of Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) clients to computers on the network. This task uses the Remote Push option in Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM).
Remote Push pushes the client software to computers that you specify. Using Remote Push requires knowledge of how to search networks to locate computers by IP address or computer names. Once the package copies to the target computer, the package installs automatically. The computer user does not need to begin the installation or to have administrator privileges.
Remote Push comprises the following tasks:
Selecting an existing client installation package, creating a new installation package, or creating a package to update communication settings.
For new installation packages, configuring and creating the installation package.
For Windows packages, both 32-bit, and 64-bit packages are created.
For Linux packages, both Redhat (RPM), and Debian (DPKG) packages are created.
Specifying the computers on your network to which SEPM sends a package. Remote Push locates either specific computers for which you provide an IP number or range, or all computers that are visible by browsing the network.
When you want to install clients on a remote location where you have few computers, but the bandwidth between the two locations is very low, so you are unable to install all the clients at one time.
As a backup when you are unable to use the Client Deployment Wizard integrated into the SEPM.
To deploy client installation packages from any computer, even when you don't have access to the SEPM console. You need administrator rights to the Windows domain to which the client computers belong, or to the computers themselves if they are in workgroups.
If you have a pre-existing package. If you want to create a new or custom installation package, you must use the Client Deployment Wizard.