Installing the cloud agent using the redistributable installer package
Last Updated April 01, 2019
The redistributable package enables you to deploy Symantec Small Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition (SEP SBE) cloud throughout your organization with a silent install. The package is an executable that runs silently, without any user interface, and installs the cloud agent to any computer running a supported operating system. Larger organizations may distribute the package with a specialized tool; smaller organizations can distribute it using a network share available in Explorer. Administrative rights are required to install the cloud agent onto a computer.
Accounts that are provisioned through Symantec eStore must verify that there are adequate licenses before you deploy agents using the redistributable package.
All antivirus products and firewall products must be removed from your computers before you install Symantec Endpoint Protection.
This command-line application can be used to perform a silent install at user logon or in other network push processes. The following parameters can be passed to the application:
Usage: SymRedistributable.exe [options]
Table: Command-line flags for redistributable package
Orders silent operation.
Replaces existing SEP SBE 12.1.x product. Requires -silent to be present.
Reinstalls only if the installed files are outdated compared to the files in the redistributable. The computer automatically restarts during the process. Requires - silent to be present.
Reinstalls regardless of the installed version. The computer automatically restarts during the process. Requires - silent to be present.
Restarts the computer automatically following a successful installation if one is required. Requires - silent to be present.
Displays a message to the logged-on user that after a successful installation the computer restarts in 5 mins. Requires - silent to be present.
Requires - silent to be present.
Specifies install path as: "c:\path\to\install\to". Requires -silent to be present.
The -installpath parameter defaults to %programfiles%
Specifies the HTTP proxy IP address or the host name. Requires -silent and -proxyport to be present.
Specifies the HTTP proxy network port number. Requires -silent and -proxyhost to be present.
Specifies the HTTP proxy or SOCKS proxy type; the default proxy type is HTTP. Requires -silent and -proxyhost to be present.
Specifies the proxy authentication user. Requires -silent and -proxyhost to be present.
Specifies the proxy authentication password. Requires -silent and -proxyhost to be present.
-help, -h, -?
Prints help menu to screen.
To download a redistributable install package
In the SEP SBE Management Console, click Computers.
In the Computers page, click Add Computer.
In the Protect Computer page, use the groups drop-down to select a computer group to populate with this install package.
In the Download Windows Installer > Download a Redistributable Package section, click Download.
Depending on your browser, the file is automatically downloaded or you may be asked to run or save the file.
When the SymantecPackageCreator.exe file download is complete, run the file.
When the Package Creator dialog box opens, click edit to identify where to save the redistributable package.
In the Advanced section, click edit next to Operating Systems to choose the Windows versions that you want your package to support. Click Save.
In the Advanced section, click edit next to Proxy Settings to enter your organization's proxy settings for use by the Package Creator. This step is optional and only necessary when these settings are required for Internet access. Click Save.
You may create a number of distribution packages to fit the needs of your organization's different network locations.
If you intend to deploy using Active Directory, check Create Active Directory Group Policy deployment in the Advanced section.