Use the XML modifier command-line tool to protect the administrative password that is used to manage Symantec Protection Engine. This tool encrypts the password and returns an encrypted string. You must copy the encrypted string in its entirety and paste it in the appropriate location in the response file. The XML modifier command-line tool is included on the product .zip file.
To generate an encrypted password
At the command prompt, type the following command:
java -jar xmlmodifier.jar -e password
where <password> is the password that you will use to access the Symantec Protection Engine console.
The tool returns an encrypted string.
Save the entire encrypted string that the tool returns.