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What files from Symantec Endpoint Protection installation are installed to the C:\ Drive, when the application is installed to a different drive

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Article ID: 151574

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Endpoint Protection

Issue/Introduction

Symantec Endpoint Protection has been installed to a drive other than C:\, but there are still files copied to the C:\


Symptoms
Drive space on C:\ goes down even if specifying a different drive letter in the install path during the Symantec Endpoint Protection installation.



Cause

There are some items that are hard-coded to install to the C:\ drive because they have shared components or are themselves shared by other Symantec products.

Resolution

This is by design, and cannot be changed.




Technical Information
The following scenarios are after rebooting the system and running LiveUpdate:


Unmanaged Symantec Endpoint Protection client install
~ 88 MB installed to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\...
~ 220 MB installed to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\...
~ 16 MB installed to C:\Programs Files\Symantec\...
~ 60 MB installed to C:\Windows\Temp (this is cleared after installation is complete)

Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager and a managed Symantec Endpoint Protection client
~ 193 MB installed to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\...
~ 406 MB installed to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\...
~ 16 MB installed to C:\Programs Files\Symantec\...
~ 75 MB installed to C:\Windows\Temp

Managed Symantec Endpoint Protection client install
~ 143 MB installed to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec...
~ 277 MB installed to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared
~ 16 MB installed to C:\Programs Files\Symantec
~ 60 MB installed to C:\Windows\Temp (this is cleared after installation is complete)

Note: The MB figures provided are approximate and can fluctuate.