Friday, May 29, 2015

HOW TO - Stop SEP from CLI

q: How do you stop Symantec Endpoint Protection client (SEP) from batch or CLI?

a: Usually you can just click START - RUN and type "smc -stop" and then it will prompt you for the password.  On this desktop that didn't work so we found you had to run this command from an elevated command prompt.

  1. Find the "Command Prompt" shortcut
  2. Right click and select "Run as Administrator"
  3. Navigate to this folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\
  4. Run this commadn 'smc -stop -p symantec "
  5. Where symantec is the password.  By default that is the password.