Where Installation_Path represents the actual installation path for Symantec Endpoint Protection and Current Version represents the version of Symantec Endpoint Protection you are uninstalling.
The default policies in Symantec Critical System Protection prevent the uninstallation of Symantec Endpoint Protection.
To work around this issue and allow the uninstallation, you must edit the Symantec Data Center Security policy for each affected system as shown in the following process.
Note: This example uses the sym_win_protection_strict_sbp policy.
If an option is already enabled, do not disable it.
Note: Sections IV (Update Default Windows Services) and V (Update Full Service Options) apply only if you have Windows Server 2003 (32-bit) or Windows XP (32-bit) in your environment. If you do not have any computers using these platforms, skip to Section VI (Save and apply the policy changes).
The Symantec Endpoint Protection file paths noted below are the default values. If you installed Symantec Endpoint Protection to a custom path, use that path instead.