Symantec Endpoint Protection – How to cleanup excessive disk usage

This document describes the necessary steps required to clean up the content of the folder C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager\Inetpub\content\

1. Stop the Service Endpoint Protection services

start -> run -> services.msc

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Symantec Endpoint Protection
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Symantec Event Manager
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2. Navigate to the folder C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager\Inetpub\content\ and then from each of the folders present under the CONTENT folder, go in and delete ALL the sub-folders with names in DIGITS.

3. At the END of the file C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager\tomcat\etc\conf.properties add:
scm.lucontentcleanup.threshold=x (preferably between 1 to 5, since 10 is the default value).

4. Start all services stopped at the step 1.

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