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Best practices for upgrading to Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.3

Created: 06 Jun 2013 • Updated: 06 Jun 2013 | 22 comments
Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

If you are planning to upgrade or migrate to Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.3, please take a look at the latest how-to article created by our very own SEP content council team.

Best practices for upgrading to Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.x

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH163700

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_Brian's picture

Can you make this a sticky up at the top of this forum?

honey_jack's picture

Nice Mithun.

Is it directly upgrade from 11.x?

Thanks & Regard

Honey Jack

 

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_Brian's picture

Yes, from any previous version of 11.x or 12.1

Upgrade and Migration paths

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.3 (RU3) can upgrade seamlessly over the following:

  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.2100.2093 (RU2 MP1)
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.2015.2015 (RU2)
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.1101.401 (RU1 MP1)
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.1000.157 (RU1)
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.671.4971 (RTM)
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.x (can be upgraded to enterprise version only)
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.0

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.3 (RU3) can migrate installations of the following legacy Symantec products:

  • Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.x.
  • Symantec Client Security 3.x
  • Symantec AntiVirus for Mac (client only)
John Santana's picture

Can I upgrade my SEPM from 12.1.2 and SNAC 12.1.2 into the latest SEPM 12.1.3 ?

 

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Yes, You can Migrate the SEPM 12.1 RU2 and SNAC 12.1.2 into the latest SEPM 12.1.3.

NOTE: The following components are unchanged in this release: Mac client, Linux client, Enforcer, Security Virtual Appliance (SVA).

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
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John Santana's picture

cool, many thanks Mithun.

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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honey_jack's picture

Ok. Thanks Brian81

 

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Honey Jack

 

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

For more - Check these BLOG's:

1) Latest Symantec Endpoint Protection Released - SEP 12.1.RU3

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/latest-symantec-endpoint-protection-released-sep-121ru3

2) What's new with Latest Symantec Endpoint Protection SEP 12.1.RU3

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/whats-new-latest-symantec-endpoint-protection-sep-121ru3

3) Knowledgebase Articles for Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1. RU3

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/knowledgebase-articles-symantec-endpoint-protection-121-ru3

4) Knowledgebase Articles for Symantec Endpoint Protection SBE 12.1. RU3

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/knowledgebase-articles-symantec-endpoint-protection-sbe-121-ru3

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
MIM | MCSA | MCTS | STS | SSE | SSE+ | ITIL v3

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honey_jack's picture

Ok, Thanks Mithun. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks & Regard

Honey Jack

 

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SAM_SHAIKH's picture

HI,

 

Just want to know whether the latest release includes central definition update from SEPM server to iMac and Linux systems.

Regards,

SAM

Ambesh_444's picture

Great Mithun...Thumbs up!!!!!

It means now we can upgrade directly frm sep 11 to sep 12.1 ru3.

 

Thank& Regards,

Ambesh

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John Santana's picture

Yes, thanks for sharing !

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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kirk.chapman's picture

If this is in the wrong forum, please point me in the correct direction. I'm terrified at updating based on that horrible 12.1.2100.2093 release that basically broke our entire network. I have had fits trying to uninstall and rollback to .2015 version and get our clients back on something stable and less network traffic crushing.

 

Anyway, how stable is this release? Any known issues that are popping up for Server 2003-2012 and XP and Win7 PCs? I would love to update our network and purge the remaining .2093 versions out there. I'm definiterly gun-shy though!! I did read the release notes, but that doesn't always explain what is currently being found as serious issues in the new release. Thanks for any help!! --Kirk

Cap'n Kirk - MT

_Brian's picture

The latest release (RU3) fixes the slowness issue on XP/2003 clients when the firewall is enabled.

I've been running RU3 since it was released and have not had any issues nor have I seen anything major reported.

So, knock on wood, it has been stable.

kirk.chapman's picture

Awesome to hear. It really is. I think I will roll this out to our I.S. staff and give it a few days and then pull the trigger. Thanks for the confirmation that this release is a helluva lot better.

Cap'n Kirk - MT

_Brian's picture

If you can roll out to a test group first than even better.

Good luck, check back in if you need any assistance.

 

Greet9's picture

Hey Mithun,

I have SEP11Ru6a in my environment and now we are going to uograde the 12.1.

Is there any issue, can we go direct SEp11Ru6a to sep12.1RU3. Please confrim.

_Brian's picture

Yes. You can upgrade to 12.1 RU3 from any previous version of SEP.

Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Yes, from any previous version of 11.x or 12.1

Upgrade and Migration paths

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.3 (RU3) can upgrade seamlessly over the following:

  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.2100.2093 (RU2 MP1)
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.2015.2015 (RU2)
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.1101.401 (RU1 MP1)
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.1000.157 (RU1)
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.671.4971 (RTM)
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.x (can be upgraded to enterprise version only)
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.0

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.3 (RU3) can migrate installations of the following legacy Symantec products:

  • Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.x.
  • Symantec Client Security 3.x
  • Symantec AntiVirus for Mac (client only)

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
MIM | MCSA | MCTS | STS | SSE | SSE+ | ITIL v3

Don't forget to mark your thread as 'SOLVED' with the answer that best helped you.