Auto Upgrade for Individual Groups
|Article:TECH166317|||||Created: 2011-08-03|||||Updated: 2012-08-26|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH166317|
How to perform an auto upgrade of Symantec Endpoint Protection clients belonging to a particular group.
The Auto Upgrade process lets you automatically upgrade the Symantec Endpoint Protection client software for all the clients that are contained in a group. For example, you can use Auto Upgrade to upgrade clients from the MR2 release to the MR3 release. You can also add client install packages with new features. You can also add a client installation package by using the client installation files from the product disc. You must test the Auto Upgrade process before you attempt to upgrade a large number of clients in your production network. If you do not have a test network, you can create a test group. You can add a few non-critical clients to the test group and upgrade them by using AutoUpgrade.You can confirm the upgrade completed successfully by verifying the version number of the client software that appears in the About dialog box.
To upgrade clients by using Auto Upgrade :
1:In the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console, click Clients
2:Click on the required Group
3:Click Install Packages
4:Delete existing packages(if any exist).
5:From Task select Add a Client Install package
6:On the General tab, select the appropriate client installation package.
7:On the General tab, select Maintain existing client features when updating
8:You can optionally add or remove features when upgrading
9:Configure the Upgrade Schedule if desired or leave it unchecked to start the roll-out on the client's next heartbeat.
10:Optionally, on the Notification tab, customize the user notification settings
You can customize the message displayed on the client computer during the upgrade
11:For more information about schedule and notification settings, click Help
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