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How to make SEP 12 RU4 Client Unmanaged

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  • 1.  How to make SEP 12 RU4 Client Unmanaged

    Posted 11-26-2013 01:46 PM

    I was searching knowledgebase, but the link to "

    How to convert Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) clients from managed to unmanaged without uninstalling and reinstalling"

    is non-existant.

     

    How to make SEP 12 RU4 client from managed to unmanaged?



  • 2.  RE: How to make SEP 12 RU4 Client Unmanaged
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    Posted 11-26-2013 01:49 PM
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    Set the client to Client mode first, than drop a new sylink (from the DVD ISO)

    Go to Clients >> select the group the managed client is in >> Policies tab >> Under Location-specific POlicies and Settings select the + next to Location-specific Settings. Click Server Control. Set it to Client Control and click OK

    Now replace with the unmanaged sylink. I've attached for you

     

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  • 3.  RE: How to make SEP 12 RU4 Client Unmanaged

    Posted 11-26-2013 01:54 PM

     

    If I install a managed client onto a laptop, how to set in Client mode?

     



  • 4.  RE: How to make SEP 12 RU4 Client Unmanaged

    Posted 11-26-2013 01:55 PM

    Needs to be done from the SEPM side first. It's a two step process. Set to Client Control in SEPM, drop new sylink on client.



  • 5.  RE: How to make SEP 12 RU4 Client Unmanaged

    Posted 11-26-2013 01:57 PM

    Hello,

    Here are the steps:

    Convert Symantec Endpoint Protection clients from managed to unmanaged without uninstalling and reinstalling

    1. Locate the Sylink.xml file that is located on SEP 12.1.4 Part1 in the SEP folder. (...Symantec_Endpoint_Protection_12.1.4_Part1_Installation_EN\SEP)
    2. Copy the Sylink.xml file to a location that is accessible to clients on the network.
    3. On the client, navigate to ...Symantec_Endpoint_Protection_12.1.4_Part2_Tools_EN\SylinkDrop.
    4. Run SylinkDrop.exe on each Symantec Endpoint Protection client that needs to be converted to an unmanaged client.
     
    OR

    Check this Article:

    How to change managed Symantec Endpoint Protection(SEP) client to unmanaged SEP client?

    http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO36107

    NOTE: The article is created for SEP 11.x, however would work for SEP 12.1 upon disabling the tamper protection.

    Hope that helps!!



  • 6.  RE: How to make SEP 12 RU4 Client Unmanaged

    Posted 11-26-2013 02:02 PM

    You guys are the best!!!



  • 7.  RE: How to make SEP 12 RU4 Client Unmanaged

    Posted 11-26-2013 02:03 PM

    Always glad to help, take care

    Brian