If you have a small number of clients, use the Save Package method to deploy and install the installation package on the clients.
Save Package creates the installation packages that you can install manually, with third-party deployment software, or with a login script.
Save Package comprises the following tasks:
You make your configuration selections and then create the client installation packages.
You save the installation package to a folder on the computer that runs Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.
For Windows, the installation package can be for 32- or 64-bit operating systems. The installation package comprises one setup.exe file or a collection of files that includes a setup.exe file. Computer users often find one setup.exe file easier to use.
The Mac and Linux client install packages automatically export a .zip archive file format. To correctly preserve the file permissions, you should expand the archive file with a native archive program, such as the Mac Archive Utility or the ditto command. You cannot use the Mac unzip command, a third-party application, or any Windows application to expand the files for these operating systems.
To install Symantec Endpoint Protection clients with Save Package
In the console, launch the Client Deployment Wizard.
Click Help > Getting Started Page and then under Required tasks, click Install the client software on your computers.
For 12.1.x, in the Common Tasks menu, click Install a client.
In the Client Deployment Wizard, do one of the following tasks:
Click New Package Deployment, and then click Next. Save Package only installs a new installation package.
Click Communication Update Package Deployment if you want to update Windows or Mac client communication settings on the computers that already have the Symantec Endpoint Protection client installed. Follow the on-screen instructions, and then go to step 4.
Make selections from the available options, which vary depending on the installation package type, and then click Next.
To uninstall existing security software on the Windows client, you must configure custom Client Install Settings before launching the Client Deployment Wizard.
Click Browse and specify the folder to receive the package.
For Communication Update Package Deployment, or for Mac and Linux packages, go to step 6.
For new Windows packages, check Single .exe file (default) or Separate files (required for .MSI).
Use Single .exe file unless you require separate files for a third-party deployment program.
Review the settings summary, click Next, and then click Finish.
Provide the exported package to the computer users.
Provide the exported package to the users in the following ways: email, save the package to a secure shared network location, or use a third-party program.
Confirm that the user downloads and installs the client software, and confirm the installation status of the clients.
For new Symantec Endpoint Protection installations, the 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.