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Changing hostname and SEP Licenses

Created: 14 Nov 2013 | 5 comments

Hi,

We will be implmenting a new naming convention thus changing the hostname on 50 or so computers in the next few months. We plan on simply going to every computer and do this manually. After a particual system is rebooted, are there any steps to complete either at SEPM or the client side? Also, will the manager create an additional ID resulting in the use of 1 more license? I guess the question is: what is the best way to go about doing this?

SEPM runnig on server 2008, No AD. (Novell Linux environment)

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.Brian's picture

SEPM will recognize the change and automatically update itself. Should be no further action from you.

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

You can change the host-name of your server machine on which the Syamntec Endpoint Protection Manager is running.

Simply 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-->Click on Management Server Configuration Wizard.

Check this Article:

Renaming the machine on which Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager is installed

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH162062

Hope that helps!!

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

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chuckster_ca's picture

Mithun: If we ever want to change the hostname of our server, I'll make sure to follow your instructions but I'll we want to do is change the hostname of our client machines.

Stewie (oops, I mean Brian): Thanks for the advice.

 

 

 

 

Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Client communicates with SEPM based on the sylink.xml configuration. Hence changing the SEP client name should not be any issue until there is communication issue.

Check the sylink.logs for any issue while you change the sep client name.

Hope that helps!!

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

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.Brian's picture

No worries :) You should be good to go even/when you change

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