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Remove symantec endpoint protection

I have just taken over a new customer. Symantec endpoint protection is installed on all computers.

I'm ugrading the server to SBS 2011 and will no longer use SAP. I don't have the password to remove it from the workstations. How can I go about uninstalling without the password?
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Call Symantec Support. They may be able to tell you how to deal with the password. They can tell you how to remove it.   ... Thinkpads_User
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younghvCommented:
This has been asked before on EE and I think the solution was here:
http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/endpoint-protection-management-console-credentials-lost 
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jmlambCommented:
If the SEP clients are managed you can remove, or change, the uninstall password via the SEPM console.

Clients > Group > Policies tab > General Settings > Security tab

If the clients are not managed you can remove SEP by running the Cleanwipe utility on the systems where its installed.
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GerhardpetAuthor Commented:
Where can I find the Cleanwipe utility? They are no longer manage becuase the new server is already in place
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I have been in this situation until corrected, and Symantec Support will provide you with a link and password to the Cleanwipe utility. Also please review the link provided by younghv as there was good information there.
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jmlambCommented:
A number of sites hosting the file pop up from a quick Google search. Here's one: http://gluek.info/wiki/en/software/symantec-cleanwipe

@thinkpads_user: younghv's link is very useful when the issue is a lost or forgotten password to the SEPM console. However, Gerhardpet has already mentioned that he's put in place a new server, which he did not reinstall the SEPM on.
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GerhardpetAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the help!
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