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With Symantec Protection Engine 7.0.x, xmlmodifier returns "java.lang.Exception: Unable to determine the root master node" error for the ScanTopLevelMIME parameter


Article ID: 158196


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You have installed Symantec Protection Engine 7.0.x and you want to set ScanTopLevelMIME parameter. Executing the xmlmodifier command as instructed in the Implementation Guide "Specify whether to scan top-level files" section, however, results in  "java.lang.Exception: Unable  to determine the root master node" error.


java.lang.Exception: Unable to determine the root master node


ScanTopLevelMIME parameter is discontinued with SSE 7.0.0 and onward. 



As ScanTopLevelMIME parameter is discontinued with SSE 7.0.0 and onward, the corresponding description in the Implementation Guide and help should be removed. This documentation issue will be addressed with the next release of Symantec Protection Engine.


Applies To

  • Affected version
    • Symantec Protection Engine 7.0.x
  • Non-affected version
    • SSE5.2.x