Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager with Active Directory?

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I currently have an AD (wins 2003) with about 400 computers. These 300 computers have 3 different version of SEP (11.0.4, 11.0.5, 11.0.6), 50 computers have old Symantec version 8.0 and 50 computers don't have Symantec.

In the SEP console, how do I import these 400 computers into the console?

Thanks.

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IT Services Manager
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Did you saved the database before you installed the new SEMC?

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what database? These are 400 computers that have never been in SEMC before.
Stelian StanIT Services Manager

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You can create an GP object to deploy your new SEP to your network. In this case you will have all the clients up to date and all in SEMC.
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Ok, I just checked the SEP console again.

Now I'm seeing only those computers that have SEP version 11.0.4, 11.0.5 and 11.0.6 but not any computers that have Symantec version 8.0 or don't have Symantec. Is it supposed to be like that in SEP console?
Stelian StanIT Services Manager

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You can try to find Unmanaged Computer. Just go to your SEMC -> Clients -> on the left site click on "Find Unmanaged Computers"
Anurag_TiwariTechnical Architect
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You can import your AD structure in to SEP Console(If all the machine are in a domain then those would be in Active Directory as well).Please have a look on below given articles.
http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH102546&locale=en_US

Once import completed it will show you all the machines in SEPM Console.It will show Managed clients on whihc SEP installed and will show un-managed on which SEP is not install.You can think for creating a custom package for Un-managed clients.

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Anurag_Tiwari,

I did exactly what the symatec site told but only 3/4 of computers in my OU are seen in SEPM console. Those computers are shown in SEPM console all have SEP client. I really want to know where other 1/4 of computers are gone.

Where do you look for un-managed clients on the console? I know you can search by click 'Find Unmanaged Computers' but I would rather see them in the console instead of search them.

Any ideas?

Thanks.
Stelian StanIT Services Manager

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Like I mentioned before SEMC -> Clients -> on the left site click on "Find Unmanaged Computers".

Make sure the clients have ports 445, 137, 138 and 139 open in firewall
Anurag_TiwariTechnical Architect

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As clonyxlro said you can try those steps or you can use Monitor>>Logs and run report based on your requirement.Export it in to excel and do the neccessary search.I hope it will help you.You can have a look on default group as well for remaining servers

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