Upgrade and migration resources for Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1

Article:HOWTO55360  |  Created: 2011-06-29  |  Updated: 2011-12-16  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55360
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Upgrade and migration resources for Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1

Table: Product upgrade and migration tasks and resources lists the topics that help you prepare for a successful upgrade or migration to the newest version.

Table: Product upgrade and migration tasks and resources



Learn about the Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 migration and upgrade requirements

Before you upgrade or migrate, review the prerequisites, differences from previous versions, and supported migration paths.

See the knowledge base article: System Requirements for Symantec Endpoint Protection and Network Access Control 12.1

Known issues for Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1

See Feature mapping between 11.x and 12.1 clients.

See Supported client upgrade paths.

See Supported server upgrade paths.

See Migrations that are supported and unsupported for the Mac client.

Prepare Symantec Client Security or Symantec AntiVirus for migration

Before you migrate from a legacy version, perform the following tasks:

Upgrade Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

Perform the following tasks before you upgrade the management server:

Manage product licenses

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 is licensed according to the number of clients that are needed to protect the computers at your site.

See Product license requirements.

See About product upgrades and licenses

Upgrade client software

Prepare the computers that need a client upgrade.

See Preparing for client installation.

See About client deployment methods.

Migrate clients to a newer version

See About migrating to Symantec Endpoint Protection.

Table: Additional upgrade and migration resources provides additional information to upgrade and migrate.

Table: Additional upgrade and migration resources



Client installation package settings and features

You can configure client installation packages with a variety of settings and protection features.

See The types of security policies.

See Client protection features by platform.

See About the client installation settings.

See Configuring client installation package features.

See Deciding which features to install on the client.

Feature and policy descriptions

See About the types of threat protection that Symantec Endpoint Protection provides.

Feature dependencies

See How Symantec Endpoint Protection protection features work together.

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