Friday, March 2, 2012

Symantec Endpoint Protection - Change Parent Server

This is just a quick post for changing the parent server of a Symantec Endpoint Protection client.  In the past, the parent server could be modified by changing a few registry keys, but since Symantec Endpoint Protection came out, Symantec relies on xml files.  The quickest way to make this change is:

  1. Click on Start-Run
  2. Type in smc -stop (type in the password if you have SEP set up for it)
  3. Navigate to C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection
  4. Rename Sylink.xml to Sylink.old
  5. Copy an updated Sylink.xlm file from the new parent server (or another client that is pointing to the new server)
  6. Click on Start-Run
  7. type in smc -start
You should be all set.

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