The SEPprep tool is an unsupported competitive uninstall tool that can be configured to uninstall all previous versions of SEP as well as competitive AV software, automatically reboot the system, and then install SEP SBE .Cloud. The process isn't completely silent as the .cloud install does require a minimal amount of interaction.
There are two main components involved in the process necessary to install SEP SBE .Cloud using the tool:
Once these components have been downloaded the following process will produce a folder with a single setup.exe file which will remove previous versions of Symantec AV and other competitive AV programs, reboot the machine, and install the .Cloud client.
Note: This will not completely remove previous SEP SBE .Cloud installations as the platform agent component will not be removed. If the circumstances require a complete reinstall of a .cloud client then alternative methods should be used.
The contents of the package can be manually copied and executed on a machine by running setup.exe however it is also possible to use the "Push Deployment Wizard" to distribute the package over a network remotely. In order to use this tool, file sharing and network discovery must be enabled on the target machines.
Caution:This process will cause a reboot on all machines which receive the deployment. Also, it is important that users understand prior to deploying that the process is not completely unattended and after rebooting the installer will not finish installing until a user clicks next twice and initiates the installation.
To use this method of deployment:
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