Migrating to the current version of Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 for Macintosh from earlier versions, including Symantec Antivirus for Macintosh

Article:TECH131698  |  Created: 2010-01-14  |  Updated: 2012-03-29  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH131698
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What are the supported paths to migrate from earlier versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection for Macintosh (SEP for Mac) or Symantec Antivirus for Macintosh (SAV for Mac) to the current release of SEP for Mac?


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The following are supported migration paths for Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 for Macintosh:
 

Migrating from an older SEP for Mac:

  • Earlier versions of SEP for Mac (either a standalone client or a SEPM Managed client) to the current version.

To migrate a current Symantec Endpoint Protection client to a newer version, you must export a client package and install or deploy as you would a new installation.  It is not possible to use the Upgrade Groups with Package (auto-upgrade) feature to migrate Macintosh clients. Uninstalling the previous SEP for Mac client is not necessary. See Related Articles for how to install an Endpoint Protection client on a Macintosh.

Migrating from SAV for Mac:

  • The Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh (SACM) groups can be migrated to the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM).
  • Symantec Antivirus for Macintosh 10.x (either a stand alone client or SACM managed client) to Symantec Endpoint Protection (either a stand alone client or a SEPM managed client).
  • Earlier versions of SEP for Mac (either a standalone client or a SEPM managed client) to the current version.

To migrate clients from SAV for Mac to SEP for Mac, export out the appropriate SEP for Mac package from the SEPM and deploy to existing SAV for Mac clients. Uninstalling the SAV for Mac clients is not necessary.

The following are not supported migration paths to Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 for Macintosh:

  • Any version of Norton Antivirus for Macintosh (consumer or corporate) to Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 for Macintosh (either a standalone client or a SEPM managed client).
  • Any version of Norton Internet Security for Macintosh to Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 for Macintosh (either a standalone client or a SEPM managed client).

     



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