Install Symantec AntiVirus (Endpoint) Silently

The following process has been tested and confirmed as working with Symantec Endpoint Protection 10.2 and SCCM R2.

It does the following tasks:

  • Installs Symantec Endpoint Protection silently
  1. Generate a client install package from your management server
  2. Create a text file called install.cmd and copy in the following information
  3. @echo off
    msiexec.exe /q ALLUSERS=2 /m MSICOGUN /i "Symantec AntiVirus.msi"
  4. Copy the installer files and install.cmd to your software package share
  5. You can now create your SCCM package or deploy the software by using install.cmd.

For more information on creating SCCM packages see distribute software using SCCM.

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2 comments on “Install Symantec AntiVirus (Endpoint) Silently

  1. The location and name of the Management Server is provided through the Sylink.xml file, that is included in the sources of the SEP package. The client will receive the machine policy from the Management Server and therefore also gets the information whether it should use LiveUpdate or the SEPM to update itself.

    So in conclusion, Nalin your comment is pointless.

    Only thing I don’t like about this article, is the use of comand files, where using switches (q, ALLUSERS) could have also been realized in SCCM natively.
    Command files are not the preferred go-arounds for SCCM-Program parameters.

  2. Hi,

    What you don’t get with this piece of advice is how to point the lient to the internal update server.

    So when you give advice youeither shouldn’t offer half the information of if you do offer advice consider the full picture and give advice accordingly.


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