December 22nd, 2003, 05:06 PM
Symantec Anti Virus managed to Unmanaged problem
Is there anyway I could turn a managed SAV client to an unmanaged client without uninstalling it first?
I went to symantec website and it said to switch from managed to unmanaged, I needed to uninstall SAV from the workstation first and re-install using unmanaged option.
The problem we have is that the parent server which was managing the SAV clients is now dead, and I can not uninstall SAV from the clients because it prompts for the uninstall password, and then it complains about bad password. I think that's because the parent server is gone.
How can I uninstall SAV clients when the parent server is gone and the uninstall password is not working? Better yet, how can I turn those clients to unmanaged without having to uninstall?
Symantec Anti-Virus Corporate Edition 8.1
Client OS: Windows 2000 & Windows XP
January 28th, 2004, 02:08 PM
I am experiencing the EXACT same problem. I was wondering if you came across a solution? If so, would you please share?
March 6th, 2004, 06:39 PM
Use the password of "symantec"
Had the same situation, but I had just installed the server and the client. Don't know why they don't mention that in the help files!