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Change SEPM Hostname

Created: 21 Nov 2011 | 3 comments

I need to change the hostname of our SEPM server to comply with new naming conventions on the network (IP address will remain unchanged).

I could not find a KB article that was more for just a simple hostname change.  I did find those that addressed moving to another server with different name/ip...

Is it as simple as just changing the hostname and rebooting the server?

Running SEPM ver 12.1.671.4971 on Server2008R2...80 clients.

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Simpson Homer's picture
How to change the host name of the servers running Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager with a replication partner?
ArpitBadwaik's picture


No worries you can change the host-name of your server machine.

Reboot the server once you change the host-name and run the Management Server Configuration Wizard.

To run Management Server Configuration Wizard Go to Start-->All Programs-->Syamntec Endpoint Protection Manager-->Syamntec Endpoint Protection Manager Tools-->Clcik on Management Server Configuration Wizard.

Arpit Badwaik

Sr.Technical Support Engineer | Endpoint Security Advanced Team


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Chetan Savade's picture


There is possibility that clients may loose connectivity after changing host-name of SEPM

Don't forget to take a backup before doing any changes.

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1: Best Practices for Disaster Recovery with the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager  


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

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