Video Screencast Help

11.x to 12.x

Created: 31 Jan 2013 • Updated: 11 Feb 2013 | 5 comments
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Hi friends,
Any new license required for upgradation?

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ᗺrian's picture

11.x was just a paper license

With 12.1 you will get a license file which you need to input into the SEPM to keep track of licensing.

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pete_4u2002's picture

get the license ready for migration, even though there is some time allowed to run as trial after migration.

SebastianZ's picture

On 12.1 you get a 30 days trial for migration if I am not wrong, and after that you will need the serial number or the license file.

Chetan Savade's picture


SEP 11.x licensing is basically just a "paper" license product.  However, with SEP 12.1 the licensing is a "software" license product and uses a  license file.  It is important to become familiar with this license concept.

Depending upon the license vendor, you receive either a product license serial number or a Symantec License file. License files are either sent to you in email or downloaded from a secure Web site. The license file uses the file extension .SLF (Symantec license file ). When the license file is sent by email, it is attached to the email as a .ZIP file. You must extract the .SLF file from the .ZIP file.

You should check this article

SEP 12.1 & license concept

Chetan Savade
Sr.Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support

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