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Changing from SEP v12 to SEP v12 SBE

Created: 06 Nov 2012 • Updated: 07 Nov 2012 | 4 comments
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Hi

 

I was just looking for some information about changing our clients server from SEP v12 Enterprise to SEPv12 SBE.

I presume I will have to uninstall the SEP Manager from the server and then install SEP SBE Manager.

My question is when I push the client packages out to reflect the SBE version, will they install ok? Or will i have to go around to all the pcs and uninstall the SEP version and then push out the SBE version to the clients?

 

Thanks

Brdlry

 

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.Brian's picture

You can't upgrade from Enterprise Edition to Small Business Edition, it's a downgrade. You would need to do complete uninstalls than install SBE.

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

The following downgrade paths for Windows clients are not supported:

  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.x to 12.1 Small Business Edition
  • 12.1.x (enterprise version) to 12.1.2 Small Business Edition

Reference: 

Supported upgrade paths for the Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition client

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81443

Supported upgrade paths for Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81069

Supported upgrade paths for the Symantec Endpoint Protection client

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81070

Also check this Article:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/supported-upgrade-paths-symantec-endpoint-protection-121

Hope that helps!!

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

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Chetan Savade's picture

Hi,

My question is when I push the client packages out to reflect the SBE version, will they install ok? Or will i have to go around to all the pcs and uninstall the SEP version and then push out the SBE version to the clients?

--> Enterprise Edition to Small Business Edition is downgrade so you can not deploy SBE package over the Enterprise Edtion clients.

You might be aware that SBE has limited features compare to Enterprise Edition

If not, check this article

Feature comparison between SEP 12.1 SBE and EE

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/f...

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

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brdlry's picture

Thanks for all the help. The answers are what I expected to hear but just needed it confirmed.

 

Thanks again

brdlry