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Installation Settings: Agent Settings tab for Mac computers

Client Management Suite for Mac

On the Agent Configuration page, the Agent settings tab lets you configure the Symantec Management Agent for Mac upgrade, configuration, and startup settings. If you need to upgrade the Symantec Management Agent from an earlier version, you can choose to keep the current Symantec Management Agent settings. The Directories settings specify the directories that the Symantec Management Agent uses. The Symantec Management Agent execution settings define the behavior of the Symantec Management Agent during and after installation.

Warning: Do not use non-ASCII characters in file or directory names when you configure installation settings.

Table: Installation Settings: Agent settings tab

Setting

Description

Keep the current Agent settings if possible

If you need to upgrade the Symantec Management Agent from an earlier version, this option preserves the current Symantec Management Agent settings where applicable.

Disable this option if you want to reinstall the Symantec Management Agent and configure it with the installation settings that you specify on this tab.

Installation directory

The directory where the Symantec Management Agent is installed.

Default: /opt/altiris/notification/nsagent

On Mac computer, the Symantec Management Agent is always installed into the default directory.

Links directory

The directory where links to the Symantec Management Agent's executable binaries are placed.

Default: /usr/bin

Directory for packages

The directory to which software delivery policies and tasks download packages.

Default: %INSTDIR%/var/packages

Run Agent for Mac on startup

Specifies that the Symantec Management Agent is to run in the background each time the Mac computer starts. This setting is the default.

If this setting is disabled, you must restart the agent manually every time you start the Mac client computer.

Start the Agent after installation

Specifies that the Symantec Management Agent is to start immediately after the push installation.

If you disable this setting, the agent starts automatically after the next restart, but only if the Run Agent for Mac on startup setting is enabled.

Allow unprivileged users to run programs

Specifies that unauthorized users are allowed to run software delivery policies and tasks on the target computer.