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  • 1.  Error WinInet error -9

    Posted 11-01-2012 03:13 AM
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    Dear Team,

    The Sep 12.1 client on windows 7 machine is not getting updated. Please assist with resolution


  • 2.  RE: Error WinInet error -9

    Posted 11-01-2012 04:32 AM


    How many system not update ?

    client areonline or offline ?

    can you post the sylink logs?

    also check communication


    If definitions are corrupted, check this article

    How to clear out definitions for a Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 client manually



    How to update definitions for Symantec Endpoint Protection using the Intelligent Updater




  • 3.  RE: Error WinInet error -9

    Posted 11-01-2012 04:39 AM


    As per screenshot client is in offline status.

    What is the location for Sylink.xml in Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1?


    Can you replace sylink.xml of affected windows 7 machine & check?

    Restoring communication to clients with a new Sylink.xml file


  • 4.  RE: Error WinInet error -9
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    Posted 11-02-2012 02:02 AM


    try re-installing the SEP and see if the client comes back.



    This is a general error message indicating that communication with the server failed. Run the Symantec Endpoint Protection Support Tool to diagnose the problem.

  • 5.  RE: Error WinInet error -9

    Posted 11-02-2012 04:32 AM


    I think the Wininet.dll file is missing on the C:\Windows\System32 folder.

    If the file is missing restore it to system32 folder --> reboot

    Do a repair installation of SEP then once again reboot the machine.

    See if it helps!

  • 6.  RE: Error WinInet error -9

    Posted 11-02-2012 08:35 AM


    Please replace the Sylink.xml