Running a simple EXE via Kace scripting (or machine action)
I'm sure there's a simple answer out there, but for the life of me, I can't seem to find it. Quick backstory. I've been saddled with Symantec's Endpoint Protection for another 3 years. Yay... Every morning, I log in and run through the machines that are out-of-date, despite the fact that the SEP manager is supposed to do this for me. I can "technically" update content via the web manager, but it hardly ever works. I usually wind up remoting into the out-of-date machines just to launch "SepLiveUpdate.exe" from "C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\"
I'd like to either use a script to run the EXE silently from the command line, or setup a machine action to run it from the inventory page for one-off work. The script that I've used so far, just launches the CMD window but not the update. The machine actions that I've used, just launch it on my machine, despite the "KACE_HOST_IP" parameter.
Am I over/under thinking this? It seems like it should be easy, but I'm just missing it somewhere.
Community Chosen Answer
according to symantecs web site there are no command switches for this exe. If you have a k1000 you can create a kscript that runs at login to run this. If you do not you can use pstools psexec to remotely launch this against a list of machines and run it remotely that way