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I'm a Domain Admin attempting to stop the Symantec Management Client service on several computers to copy over a .xml. file. When I do it locally it prompts me for the Symantec admin password and I can stop it. However, I would like to do it remotely so as not to bother anyone but it will not stop by using sc \\computername stop smc........b/c it requires the symantec admin password.
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yasserd earned 125 total points
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Hi,

You may use pstools. Use the command "psservice stop".

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/Utilities/PsTools.mspx

Regards,
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The solution above may work but to stop the Symantec Management Client service you can open the command prompt and go to:

C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus

and type the following.

smc -stop Symantec Management Client

This will stop the service without third party apps.
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by:EmiDhq
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That works if you are a local admin.  SMC service cannot be stopped by non-admin IF the Sym was ever managed.  If you install a non-managed client then a non-admin can stop the service.  
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