How can I prepare a SEP 11 RU5 (or greater) client for distribution via Computer Image?
RU5 changes the way the Identifier for the Client (Hardware ID) is generated. Now it is based on a Registry Key and a XML File. In previous Versions it relied only on the Registry Value.
In order to prepare the client for the image, it is vital that you follow these steps:
After applying the Image the client will be started and the Registry Key and File newly created.
How to fix RU5 clients that have been incorrectly configured and already rolled out to production (For each client:)
Clients should now generate unique HardwareID's and sephwid.xml's.
'Configuring Symantec Endpoint Protection client for deployment as part of a drive image'