You can install the Symantec Management Agent on Windows. You can install the Symantec Management Agent for UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh computers on those platforms.
Table: Methods for installing the Symantec Management Agent
Pushing is initiated from the Symantec Management Console and installs the Symantec Management Agent immediately. You can install the Symantec Management Agent on any number of computers in the same push operation. You can also customize the installation options for each push operation.
For UNIX, Linux, and Mac computers, this method requires that either an SSH server must be running. You must also configure the firewall to accept SSH connections on the target computers.
Pulling is initiated from the computer on which the Symantec Management Agent is to be installed. This operation lets you work around firewalls and the network access limitations that may prevent push installations to remote computers. For UNIX, Linux, and Mac computers, you need to use this method if SSH is not available
This method is available for Windows computers only.
A scheduled Symantec Management Agent installation is performed at a defined time, unlike the manual push installations which are performed immediately. You can push the Symantec Management Agent to the computers in an organizational group, filter, or resource target, or the computers that have selected resources.
The Symantec Management Agent Upgrade policy is provided with Symantec Management Platform. You can turn on this policy and configure it to ensure that all of your managed computers have the correct Symantec Management Agent version installed.
When you install the Symantec Management Agent on a computer, there is a delay before the client task agent registers with Notification Server. Any tasks that are targeted at the computer during this time (typically about 10 minutes) have a pending status until the client task agent registers. When the client task agent is registered, the tasks are executed immediately.
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