How to push install the Symantec Management Agent (SMA) to many PCs
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How to push install the Symantec Management Agent (SMA) to many PCs

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Article ID: 178446

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IT Management Suite Client Management Suite

Issue/Introduction

How can I get the Symantec Management Agent (SMA) installed onto my client PCs?

Resolution

To do a push install to single computers from within the Symantec Management Platform (Notification Server) console:

1) Go to Actions -> Agents/Plug-ins -> Push Symantec Management Agent

2) On the Altiris Agent Install page, under Altiris Agent Installs to computers, select the computers to install the agent to

3) Click Install Altiris Agent

 

...You will be prompted to select Install options. Once you finish and click Proceed with Install It could take up to 10 minutes or more to install the Agent.

 

To do a push install to a target (group of machines) from within the Symantec Management Platform (Notification Server) console:

1) Go to Actions -> Agents/Plug-ins -> Push Symantec Management Agent

2) In the bottom section "Scheduled Push to Computers" ensure the target is the group of machines desired. In most cases, the default target is sufficient as this will install to all Windows computers that have been discovered or imported but do not already have the agent installed

3) Add a schedule

4) Enable the policy and click Save Changes