Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.6 introduces options for a reduced-size installation package for Windows Embedded clients and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) clients. The reduced-size client is approximately 80 percent to 90 percent smaller on disk than standard-size Windows clients.
The reduced-size package keeps the size of the installation down in the following ways:
The reduced-size client package uses reduced-size virus and spyware definitions. The reduced-size definitions are a fixed size and include the most recent set of definitions only, rather than the standard set of definitions. LiveUpdate downloads this content to Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager by default. The reduced-size content provides slightly less Virus and Spyware Protection than the standard-size content. Symantec recommends that you install and enable all protection technologies to mitigate this small reduction in Virus and Spyware Protection. These protection technologies include the firewall, Download Insight, Intrusion Prevention, and SONAR. Symantec also recommends that you use system lockdown to ensure the highest level of security.
The installer cache does not save after installation completes. This change means you cannot remove or modify the installation through the Control Panel unless you first copy the installation package to the client computer.
The reduced-size client employs NTFS compression on more folders than the standard-sized client.
You deploy the reduced-size installation package by using the same methods that you deploy the standard-size installation package. In the Client Deployment Wizard, you choose Default Reduced Size Installation Settings for the client install settings. You choose this same option if you export an installation package through Admin > Install Packages > Client Install Package.
If you configure embedded images for Windows Embedded Standard 7 and later with templates, all templates except for Minimum Configuration work well with Symantec Endpoint Protection. The supported write filter is the File Based Write Filter (FBWF) with the Registry Filter. If the write filter status is incompatible with the installation, the Symantec Endpoint Protection installer alerts you to the changes you need to make.