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Can I install SEP 12.1 RU3 on Windows 2000

Created: 10 Oct 2013 | 11 comments
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lramirez@cosapidata.com.pe's picture

If not, what version of SEP could I install.

 

Thank you.

Cameron_W's picture

No version of 12.1 supports windows 2000. You will want to use the latest SEP 11 RU7 MP3 release.

 

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH174069

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_Brian's picture

Only 11.x supports win2k, 12.1 does not.

Install the latest 11.x version, RU7 MP3.

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SameerU's picture

Hi

You cannot install SEP 12.1 on Windows 2000

Regards

 

 

SebastianZ's picture

System Requirements for Symantec Endpoint Protection, Enterprise and Small Business Editions, and Network Access Control 12.1

Article:TECH163806  |  Created: 2011-07-01  |  Updated: 2013-05-13  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH163806

Supporting systems for SEPM Manager:

  • Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit, RTM and SP1; all editions except Home)
  • Windows XP Professional (32-bit, SP3 or later; 64-bit, all SPs)
  • Windows Server 2003 (32-bit, 64-bit, R2, SP1 or later)
  • Windows Small Business Server 2003 (32-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 (32-bit, 64-bit, R2, RTM, SP1, and SP2)
  • Windows Small Business Server 2008 (64-bit)
  • Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (64-bit)

Supported systems for SEP Client:

  • Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit, RTM and SP1; all editions except Home)
  • Windows XP Professional (32-bit, SP3 or later; 64-bit, all SPs)
  • Windows Server 2003 (32-bit, 64-bit, R2, SP1 or later)
  • Windows Small Business Server 2003 (32-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 (32-bit, 64-bit, R2, RTM, SP1, and SP2)
  • Windows Small Business Server 2008 (64-bit)
  • Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (64-bit)
  • Windows Home Server 2011 SP1
  • Windows Storage Server 2008 R2

 

System Requirements for Symantec Endpoint Protection, Enterprise and Small Business Editions, and Network Access Control 12.1.2 and 12.1.3

Article:TECH195325  |  Created: 2012-08-21  |  Updated: 2013-06-03  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH195325

Supporting systems for SEPM Manager:

  • Windows XP (32-bit, SP2 or later; 64-bit, all SPs; all editions except Home)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit, RTM and SP1; all editions except Home)
  • Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2003 (32-bit, 64-bit, R2, SP1 or later)
  • Windows Server 2008 (32-bit, 64-bit, R2, RTM, SP1, and SP2)
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Small Business Server 2003 (32-bit)
  • Windows Small Business Server 2008 (64-bit)
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011 (64-bit)
  • Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (64-bit)

Supported systems for SEP Client:

  • Windows XP Home or Professional (32-bit, SP2 or later; 64-bit, all SPs)
  • Windows XP Embedded (SP2 or later)
  • Windows Vista (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit, RTM and SP1)
  • Windows Embedded Standard 7
  • Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2003 (32-bit, 64-bit, R2, SP1 or later)
  • Windows Server 2008 (32-bit, 64-bit, R2, SP1, and SP2)
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Small Business Server 2003 (32-bit)
  • Windows Small Business Server 2008 (64-bit)
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011 (64-bit)
  • Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (64-bit)
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8, 10.7 (32-bit, 64-bit); 10.8 (64-bit)
  • Mac OS X Server 10.6.8, 10.7 (32-bit, 64-bit); 10.8 (64-bit)
     

As you see no version of 12.1 supports windows 2000. But you can try instead SEP 11.x - have a look at the requirements:

 

System requirements for Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Network Access Control 11.0.7

Article:TECH165172  |  Created: 2011-07-21  |  Updated: 2012-07-26  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH165172

 

  • Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.7
  • Window 2000 Professional/Server/Advanced Server/Datacenter Server with Service Pack 3 or later
  • Windows XP Home/XP Professional/XP Embedded with Service Pack 1 or later
  • Windows Server 2003 R2, Standard Edition/Enterprise Edition/Datacenter Edition/Storage Edition/Web Edition
  • Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, Standard Edition/Enterprise Edition/Datacenter Edition/Storage Edition/Web Edition
  • Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Standard Edition/Enterprise Edition/Datacenter Edition/Storage Edition/Web Edition
  • Windows Vista (all x86 versions and Service Packs)
  • Windows 7 (All x86 versions including SP1)
  • Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard/Windows Server 2008 Enterprise/Windows Server 2008 Datacenter/Windows Storage Server 2008/Windows Web Server 2008 (R2 and all Service Packs supported). Core installations are supported.
  • Windows Small Business Server 2000/Windows Small Business Server 2003

 

On a side note - Windows 2000 Family is End-of-Life since 3 years now:

"On July 13, 2010, Extended Support for Windows 2000 will end and this product will no longer receive assisted support or security updates from Microsoft. This affects all editions of Windows 2000, including Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server."

Mick2009's picture

"Thumbs up" to all of the above!

If possible, do retire any Windows 2000 machines in your network soon.  Extended Support for Windows 2000 ended on July 13, 2010.  So: it's been years since any security patches were released for it.  SEP 11 RU7 MP3 with the latest definitions will offer a layer of protection, but it is not comprehensive. 

Some more info: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IE/windows/products/lifecycle

Also see:

Symantec Endpoint Protection – Best Practices
http://www.symantec.com/theme.jsp?themeid=stopping_malware&depthpath=0
 

 

 

With thanks and best regards,

Mick

Chetan Savade's picture

Hi,

Thank you for posting in Symantec community.

Support for Windows 2000 is no longer available from its manufacturer.  Microsoft's Mainstream Support End Date for Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Professional was June 30, 2005.  The Extended Support End date was July 13, 2010

While SEP 12.1 cannot be installed on this unsupported Windows 2000 OS, Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 can successfully protect Windows 2000 computers until they have been retired from the organization.

Reference: About Support for Microsoft Windows 2000 in Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH174069

However you can import the legacy version (SEP 11 RU7 ) into the SEP 12.1 RU3 console. After sucessful import you can export the same.

You can refer the following article to do the same.

Article: How to import SEP 11.x package into the SEPM 12.1

http://bit.ly/IXVuMf

Chetan Savade
Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support
CCNA | CCNP | MCSE | SCTS |

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SameerU's picture

Hi

Can you please mark as a solution for which ever answer you thing is right

Regards

 

Srikanth_Subra's picture

it is not possible to install 12.1 in any of the windows 2000 systems...better to update new version of windows

Thanks & Regards,

 Srikanth.S

"Defeat the Defeat before the Defeat Defeats you"
(Swami Vivekananda)

SameerU's picture

Hi

Please mark as solution which ever you thing is the best

Regards

 

Chetan Savade's picture

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

Chetan Savade
Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support
CCNA | CCNP | MCSE | SCTS |

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