SEP12.1.2 Package Export Issue

This week we upgraded the production Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) server to 12.1.2 (aka 12.1 ru2).   Unlike previous upgrades on the production server, this one was smooth as silk.   Before leaving, we exported the 32 bit workstation client packages and there was no issue with that.   The next day my officemate was trying to …

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SEP Best Practices for Virtualization

Just last week someone commented on a very old post asking if my problems with virtualization with Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) were ever solved.   That was a addressed in an early maintenance release for SEP11.  That was a very specific specific issue. This week Symantec released an updated Best practices for virtualization with Symantec Endpoint Protection …

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Symantec Source Code Stolen

Source code for Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 and Symantec Antivirus 10 has been stolen. According to speculation in news reports, the source code had been provided to the Indian government and was compromised from their servers. Security companies often provide source code to be able to sell software in a country. I suppose they are worried about …

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Scanning External Drives on Connection

Over on Symantec Connect (the Symantec support forum), I frequently see people ask about the ability to automatically scan a removable drive when it is connected to a system.   They also submit it as an “idea”.   The Idea section is where you can make product suggestions that users can discuss and vote up or down. I …

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SEP 12.1 RU1 Released

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 RU1 is out.   The list of fixes and features is here. I upgraded my test server no problem.   That is the server where everything always works out fine. SEP 12.1 RU1 is version 12.1.1000.157.    The previous version was 12.1.671.4971.   So of course when you log into SEPM, click on admin and Client Install …

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More Fun with SEP GUIDs.

After fighting with duplicate hardware IDs in Symantec Endpoint Protection not that long ago, it was surprising to find the problem back again.   Were these left over from the original problem, or was this a return engagement.   And if it was a problem cropping up again, was it caused by someone forgetting to do the …

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SEP 12.1 Released

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 was released on July 5th.   A post on Symantec Connect says they are deploying the upgrade licenses via snail mail and sending in alphabetical order.   To a certain extent, I can sympathize with a desire to not overwhelm support.   But I feel that people who participated in the beta program should be given …

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Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 Announced

Today Symantec pre-announced Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.  You can sign up for the public beta now, although the beta bits are not immediately available.   It wasn’t stated whether this beta includes the server install or if it is client only. (update  – Good news! Symantec commenter reports beta will be the full install and not client only).   The full …

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