SymDaemon is the core process of the Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) for Macintosh client. It is responsible for scheduling tasks, communicating with the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM), and applying policies among other things. Use the following steps to generate detailed, debug level logging for the SymDaemon process of the SEP for Macintosh client.
Open terminal window and navigate to SMC folder location—
SEP 14.2 RU2:
cd /Library/Application\ Support/Symantec/Silo/MES/SMC
SEP 14.2 RU1 MP2 and older:
cd /Library/Application\ Support/Symantec/SMC
The following instructions assume that this is the current directory.
Enable debug logging:
sudo ./tools/SetSettings -ldebug # NOTE: use -lengineer in SEP 14.0.x and older