Cannot login Symantec Protection Engine Administration Console after upgraded to version 7.0.x or higher


Article ID: 159340


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Protection Engine for NAS


You are trying to login the Symantec Protection Engine Administation Console locally or from remote workstation but a Windows Dialog box the error below comes up after entering the password:

Error:"Connection closed by Symantec Scan Engine. Please Log-In again"


The issue is caused by Chinese character separators included in Date Format of Chinese (Traditional Hong Kong S.A.R.) which is not supported by SPE 7.0.x or higher.

Chinese (Traditional Hong Kong S.A.R.)


The following is an example of non-affected format:

Chinese(Traditional, Taiwan)




As a workaround, follow one of the suggestions below:

  1. Change Date Format to other region, for example: Chinese (Traditonal, Taiwan).
  2. Use XMLModifier tool to configure different SPE policies. LogConverter utility can be used to create reports from logs.
  3. Configure a dedicated workstation to perform configuration change and create report for SPE.

Applies To

Symantec Protection Engine: 7.0.x or higher

Region and Language Format : Chinese (Traditional, Hong Kong S.A.R.) is configured on SPE server or remote workstation