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Symantec Endpoint Protection -computers automaticaly removed then added?!?

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Hi,
Symantec Endpoint Protection SBE V12. I received an automated email from the SPC_Server: "Number of clients changed: 3.  Changes could be that a client was added or removed."  -The report listed three computer "client changes" and said they were "removed".

I looked in the Protection Center and the three were indeed gone. But looking at the workstations the AV client is there and is running and reports everything is OK. -A day later I get notification of "removal" of another 2 computers. Later that same day all 5 computers re-apear in the Protection Center.

Can someone shed some light on why this would happen or point me towards a log file that might explain?

Thank you!
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Its this what you are experiencing?
Clients may become disconnected from Symantec Endpoint Protection
Manager when using Location Based Communication Settings
Symantec Endpoint Protection is designed so that clients can know their location
(in the office, at home, on the road, etc.). Based on that location, their policies can
change, including the Management Server to which they are linked.
If you are using a policy that is triggered by a location, the client may become
disconnected when it is using that location-based policy.
To work around this problem:
¦ Change the client's location, even temporarily.
¦ Restart the client.

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=DOC4332&key=54619
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Nope, no location based policies in place.

You got me thingking though. I checked DHCP and the "removal" and subsequent addition of the computers seems to coinside with a change to their IP address. I did not check all machines, but this was true on all three I looked at.  -Pretty goofy.

Thank you!

Bob
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Do you have groups?

If so are there any other groups that are not experiencing this issue? maybe we can move one of those affeted clients into a different groups for testing
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for BobBrink's comment http:/Q_27303157.html#36531285

for the following reason:

Got me going in right direction.
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this was not my intent. My intent was to close and give all points to jummy
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I guess i have to object to closing the question in order to get the points :)
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