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Symantec Endpoint Protection (Managed) - v12 Client removal using management console?

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I have a network managed with Symantec Endpoint Protection v12.  All clients are checking into the console, and we want to use it to remove the product...however, in v12 (unlike the previous versions) it does not appear that we can remove the client using the management console.

Can anyone verify if it is possible to remove Symantec Endpoint Protection v12 using the Management Console that is used to deploy the product?  This used to be able to be used to remove the product, but I can't figure out how to do it in this version.

If not, what is the best way to remove this product on a large amount of PC's in an automated or semi-automated fashion (like centrally issuing PSEXEC commands)?
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Check out this article. They state 4 different ways to remove the client from massive amounts of PCs at once.
http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH184988

I assume you are going with a different AV solution? If so, many offer a competitive uninstall.
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Thanks for the tip, the link to the SEP removal tool was a dead link, but the following address had the entire process listed in detail with a video:

video:  https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/videos/demo-how-use-symantec-endpoint-protection-prep-tool

Article:  http://www.symantec.com/connect/ideas/remotely-uninstallation-antivirus

I'll be trying this tomorrow, I'll let everyone know how it goes later in the thread!  If it works, points go to DIGGISAUR.
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Awesome. Are you moving to a different product?
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Yes, going with BITDEFENDER.  SEP causes more issues than it solves, IMHO.
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