My IT Guys at worked installed endpoint years ago. I now am trying to remove it and don't have the password. How can I unintall it?
What version of SEP?
You may need to disable tamper protection than:
Open the registry
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\SMC
Change the value for SmcGuiHasPassword from 1 to 0
Restart the SMC service
Ways of uninstalling sep client
How to manually uninstall Symantec Endpoint Protection client from Windows 2000, XP and 2003, 32-bit Editions
If you don't have any uninstall password change registry setting.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\AV\AdministratorOnly\Security\UseVPUninstallPassword
Set to 0 to disable
You can use Symantec Cleanwipe Utility. To receive the Utility, you need to contact Technical Support.
Check this Thread which have same query -
and this Article -
It will work to all SEP version ?
it will not work on SEP 12.1
SmcGuiHasPassword is the password to open sep interface
useVpuninstall password used to work in SAV and earlier version of SeP that, was 11.0.
AFAIK this is the only way to uninstall. Check this link
You can manage all the settings through the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) console. In very few cases you will have to actually visit the end user machine.
You can either put the password to access SEP features from end users machines.
Create a group and assign the default policy where it won't block any SEP feature.
Securing the Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) client user interface and settings.
If it's a unmanaged client then make the registry changes.
Check these Threads with similar issue:
Hope that helps!!
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