SEPM: Convert an unmanaged SEP client to a managed client

Unmanaged Symantec Endpoint Protection client

Server: Self Managed means this SEP is standalone and unmanaged.

Server: Self Managed means this SEP is standalone and unmanaged.

You can uninstall the unmanaged SEP then deploy SEP from SEPM or you can import the communication setting file to the unmanaged SEP.

Export sylink.xml from SEPM and import sylink.xml to SEP
You can export communication settings from Default group or you may wish to create your own group and export the communication setting from your created group.
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You may wish to export your sylink.xml file to your thumb drive or share folder.

You may wish to export your sylink.xml file to your thumb drive or share folder.

From the client, click on Help, select troubleshoot, under communication settings click import button.

From the client, click on Help, select troubleshoot, under communication settings click import button.

Select the sylink file and click open.

Select the sylink file and click open.

After you have imported the sylink.xml file SEPM has no indication that it is successful or not, nor can you see any progress bar or progress report, you just need to wait until you see this:

Under General Information, your SEPM IP address will replaced Self Managed.

Under General Information, your SEPM IP address will replaced Self Managed.

Refresh your SEPM you will see your managed SEP.

Refresh your SEPM you will see your managed SEP.

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