Identify the computer groups to which you want the clients to belong. For example, you can group clients based on type of computer, to conform to your corporate organization, or to the security level required. You can create these groups before or after you install the client software.
You can also import an existing group structure such as an Active Directory structure.
Prepare client computers for deployment and installation
If your users do not have administrative rights for their computers, then you should remotely install the client software using Remote Push. The Remote Push installation requires you to enter the credentials that have local administrative rights for the computers.
You deploy the client software using one of the available methods. You can also export a customized client package to deploy later or with a third-party tool.
Symantec recommends that you do not perform third-party installations simultaneous to the installation of Symantec Endpoint Protection. The installation of any third-party programs that make network- or system-level changes may cause undesirable results when you install Symantec Endpoint Protection. If possible, restart the client computers before you install Symantec Endpoint Protection.
You decide which features to install to the client computers. You configure custom client feature sets and installation settings before you export or deploy an installation package. Installation settings include the installation folder and the restart settings. You can also use the default client install feature sets and installation settings.