Setting up Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh to migrate to Symantec Endpoint Protection

Article:TECH122696  |  Created: 2010-01-25  |  Updated: 2011-05-26  |  Article URL
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You want to know how to set up a Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh for migration to Symantec Endpoint Protection.


Groups can be migrated from the Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh (SACM) to the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM). This migration can be done as part of the installation process, or you can run the Migration and Deployment Wizard after you install.

This procedure creates Mac client installation packages that contain the same groups that you deployed by using Symantec AntiVirus for Macintosh. However, you must deploy the client packages manually.

Warning: Before you run the Migration and Deployment Wizard, you must manually grant access to the Mac MySQL database to SEPM. You can perform these steps before or after you install SEPM.

To migrate from Symantec AntiVirus for Macintosh

  1. On the server where you run Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh, start MySQL if it is not already running and configure it to allow network connections (via Server Admin).
  2. Via a Terminal window, log on to MySQL as the root user, entering the root user password when prompted:
    mysql -u root -p
    Note: This is the MySQL root user, not the Root user for the system.
  3. Run the following command:
    GRANT ALL ON sacm.* TO root@host_name IDENTIFIED BY password
    where host_name is the IP address or computer name of the server where you installed SEPM, and password can be any password that you create.
  4. Start the Migration and Deployment Wizard, and click Next.
  5. Choose Migrate from Symantec AntiVirus for Macintosh, and click Next.
  6. Enter the required data for the database for SACM. Enter the user name as root and the password that you created in Step 3.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete migration.

Technical Information
If a database name other than sacm was given in the SACM installation, use that name instead in step 3 above. To verify database name, after logging into MySQL as root, enter the following command in the Terminal window:

show databases;

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