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SEP 12.1 - Licensing an unmanaged client 

Sep 27, 2011 05:40 PM

Licensing an unmanaged client - referenced from SEP 12.1 Implementation Guide: To enable the submission of reputation data from an unmanaged client, you must install a paid license on the client. Use the following procedure to install a license on an unmanaged client. To license an unmanaged client 1 Locate and create a copy of your current Symantec Licensing File (.SLF). Use the same file that you used to activate your license on the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager. 2 On the client computer, place the copied license file into the Symantec Endpoint Protection client inbox. On the clients that use a pre-Vista version of Windows, the inbox is located at: Drive:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\CurrentVersion\inbox On the clients that use Vista or a newer version of Windows, the inbox is located at: Drive:\ProgramData\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\CurrentVersion\inbox\ If the license file is invalid, a folder named Invalid is created and the invalid license is placed into the folder. If the file is valid, it is automatically removed from the inbox after it is processed.

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Jun 19, 2014 07:49 AM



If SEP Client is not on the same network & admin don't want clients to come over the WAN to take updates, can install client as a unmanaged client.


If having very limited number of clients and don't wish to manage them individually, install them as unmanaged clients.


Jun 19, 2014 05:01 AM

hello gays,

In which situation we need to create unmanaged client.

suppose some one answer for taking update from internet but that is actuly drawback westing the bandwidth.

so please assist me for the same.



Sep 03, 2013 10:54 AM


Thanks for this video.

Public KB is also available incase if anyone wants to refer:

Licensing an unmanaged client


Apr 18, 2013 05:18 AM

Good n helpful, thnks for sharing.

Apr 18, 2013 05:02 AM

In Pre-Vista window on my PC no silo_idintification folder is present.

How can i find licenses confirmation.

Apr 18, 2013 04:53 AM

How can i confirm Unmannaged client Licensing.

Apr 08, 2013 07:19 AM

Hello there;

Can you confirm whether we could purchase SEP 12.x unmanged client licenses seperately without SEPM? Because one of the suppliers offered this in our country. Thanks.

Jan 29, 2013 02:25 AM

Really nice video team.

Jan 29, 2013 01:35 AM

Thank you this helped a lot!  Although I can't seem to find the inbox folder on a 2000 Server.  Any ideas?



Aug 18, 2012 11:36 AM

SEP 11.0 clients (managed or unmanaged) do not take license files. SEP SBE 12.0 and SEP 12.1 is where license files were introduced.

Jul 27, 2012 12:56 PM

Thanks for the video. I would prefer an unmanaged client which can be configured by the managers lu policy, directly exported from the SEPM. The client cant conntect to SEPM but your license is already in the client.

Jul 02, 2012 02:53 AM

how can activate license on symantec endpoint protection client machine.

or any specify location to paste *.slf file on unmanaged client of SEP 11.0


Mar 14, 2012 05:18 AM

do we need to activate unmanaged clients

Jan 03, 2012 10:10 AM

You don't need to install a license to an unmanaged client unless you would like it to participate with submitting reputation data.

Jan 03, 2012 07:23 AM

Excellent Video

Tell me the truth, do we really need to install License to the Unmanaged clients

Dec 09, 2011 03:01 PM


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