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Does SEP 12 work on Windows Sever 2012?

Created: 03 Jul 2012 | 80 comments

I currently own SEP 11 and have learned that I can't run it on the Release Candidate of Windows Server 20120.  Does SEP 12 function on this server yet?  I'd be interested in upgrading if I can confirm that it is able to work properly.

 

Thanks,

Mark

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

It is not supported by Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 RU1 MP1 as yet.

System Requirements for Symantec Endpoint Protection, Enterprise and Small Business Editions, and Network Access Control 12.1
Article: TECH163806 | Created: 2011-07-01 | Updated: 2011-10-26 |
Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH163806

Hope that helps!!

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MarkRingo's picture

Is there a BETA available that will work in some manner?  I need to begin testing.

Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Incase, you are interested in Beta Testing for SEP 12.1 RU2, check this :

https://symbeta.symantec.com/callout/?callid=1D5D3DD349C248E69B13977DA4DBF426

Hope that helps!!

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Mick2009's picture

Hi Mark,

Windows Server 2012 is the server version of Windows 8.  Here's a little info about it, including estimated release dates, from a quick Internet search:

http://rcpmag.com/articles/2011/02/01/the-2011-microsoft-product-roadmap.aspx#server8

There is at present no SEP version which runs on Windows 8.  "Thumbs up" to the suggestions above about the beta of SEP 12.1 RU2.  Also, you may wish to show your support by voting for this enhancement request:

http://www.symantec.com/connect/ideas/support-windows-8-symantec-endpoint-protection-121

Here's Symantec's official article:

About Windows 8 and Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1
Article: TECH174348   |  Created: 2011-11-14   |  Updated: 2011-11-30   | 
Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH174348

Hope this helps!  &: )

With thanks and best regards,

Mick

cus000's picture

The question is quite fast... i thought they just announced it few weeks ago?

 

I doubt most software/application vendor able to answer this question now....

MarkRingo's picture

They just released their Release Candidate of the product.  It's been in the works for years and Syamntec has had several builds made available to them to avoid just this kind of delay.

 

 

toby's picture

As far as I know there might be a chance even its unsupported at the moment to have SEP running on the W2K12 and Win8.

Just Whitedraw and make sure that Application and Device Control isnt installed and activated.

This might bring the system in state which will at least survive and not have consistent bluescreens etc due to the krnl drivers.

 

At least in my tests it is stable after some crashed at the beginning

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toby

CISSP / STS / MCP 

MarkRingo's picture

So yesterday Microsoft announced that Server 2012/Windows 8 will be fully completed and released to their license customers on the first week of August.  Since this is the second week of July that gives Symantec three weeks to get started working on this.  We had to wait over a year when 2008 R2 came out before Symantec Antivirus worked predictably on that OS, how long will they make their customers wait this time?

 

I have tested two other AV solutions since I posted the original note and both of those work flawlessly, how come Symantec seems to hate their customers so much?

 

Mark

Ghent's picture

Believe me, Symantec have been watching Micrcosoft's release schedule for Windows 8 like a hawk and are working hard to create a quality release that supports Windows 8.

We have already had selected customers test SEP 12 RU2 on Windows 8 and hope to have a general beta release available soon.

So please sign up for the Beta! The best way to ensure SEP 12 RU2 "works flawlessly" is to let us know if you find any issues with the Beta.

PaulBell's picture

Mark:

If you would be so kind, could you share the names of the other products you have evaluated?  I would like to evaluate them too.  I am not willing to wait a long time for SEP to be stable and working on Windows 8, so it'd be nice to have a "Plan B" in case SEP 12.1 RU2 is still buggy when it eventually shows up as a production build.

jenstf's picture

Where is SEP 12 RU2?

Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 are already RTM and available for Microsoft partners and volume customers.

SEP is one of the applications that is delaying my Windows Server 2012 upgrade :(

Michael Pultz-Hansen's picture

Could Symatec please provide us with an estimate of when we can expect SEP 12.1 RU2 to be generally available?

At present the only information I'm able to find is "fall 2012".

/Michael

MCP/MCTS/MCSA - www.compugame.dk

karinjo's picture

When we can expect sep 12.1 ru2 ?

Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

No Official Release Date has been announced as of now.

The SEP 12.1 RU2 is under BETA Testing.

Infact, I could say let's wait till Windows 8 to be released officially. smiley

 

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PaulBell's picture

Folks, Windows 8 is due for general release in less than two days.  As an Enterprise customer, I have had the final version of Windows 8 since August.  I have been able to thorougly test all of my line-of-business and 3rd-party apps....except perhaps the most important, Symantec Endpoint Protection.

We have new business units launching that would greatly benefit from some Windows 8 features such as DirectAccess (yes, I know DA works with 7 but its impletementation is a nightmare) but not having SEP available is keeping us from being able to deploy Windows 8.  I'm sorry, but I'm not interested in deploying dozens of field laptops with a "BETA" antivirus product and then having to manage migrating them to the production build once it comes out.

At this point, Symantec is holding back my business, not enabling it, and had we not fairly recently renewed support for SEP I would 100% be gone.  It's inexcusable to me for a company the size of Symantec to not have a stable, tested, working production build out well in advance of the Windows 8 general release date.

If SEP does not support Windows 8 very soon, I will make the business case to my management to drop it entirely and eat the support cost for the remainder of the term.

 

Ashish-Sharma's picture

There is no official date for the release. You may see the Release of SEP 12.1 RU2 happening anytime this year.

As of now, the SEP 12.1 RU2 is under BETA testing.

Incase, if you are interested in Beta Testing for SEP 12.1 RU2, check this :

https://symbeta.symantec.com/callout/?callid=1D5D3DD349C248E69B13977DA4DBF426

tentative after october...

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

 

 

PaulBell's picture

I am also evaluating other solutions and awaiting work on SEP working correctly on Windows 8 before trying it out myself.

Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Here are the Public Documents available for SEP 12.1.2

Symantec™ Endpoint Protection and Symantec Network Access Control 12.1.2 Installation and Administration Guide

https://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=DOC6153

Symantec™ Endpoint Protection and Symantec Network Access Control 12.1.2 Client Guide

https://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=DOC3719

Symantec™ Endpoint Protection 12.1.2 Getting Started Guide

http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC4322

What's new in Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.2

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81091

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

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH195325

Symantec Endpoint Protection for Macintosh Frequently Asked Questions

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH134203

Upgrading or migrating to Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.2011 (RU2)

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH197426

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
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eteck's picture

Official release date for SEP 12.1 RU2 is Nov. 6, 2012.

Mr-Macaroni's picture

It is very delayed to come to market 10 days after the release of Win 8. Microsoft partners had access to RTM's for nearly 2 months now on both Windows 8 and Server 2012 and still no antivirus solution solution from Symantec.Holding back Windows 8 rollout and holding back sales. Sad story this is.

A. Wesker's picture

Well at least as long as there is no official final version built of Windows 8, you can't really expect that the release of SEP 12.1 RU2 will be available because we never know what sort of changes can be done during that time.

And it is somewhat important to avoid any epic failure because of recent changes done in Microsoft side ;-)

PaulBell's picture

Unless you know something that no other vendor does, this is a rubbish answer.  I have had, though Microsoft, the final RTM build of Windows 8 Enterprise since August.  RTM means exactly what it stands for -- released to manufacturing -- and that it will not change before general release.  I am sure Symantec have had access to the RTM code even longer than that.

This delay has held up enterprise customers who wanted to use the period between Microsoft releasing the RTM code and the general availability date to evaluate their images and devices and be ready to support Windows 8 when it hit the store shelves.  Now, when asked by our management why we can't support an operating system that is IN GENERAL RELASE, our answer is one word -- Symantec.  Also, by not having the released product in the hands of enterprises doing just such evaluation Symantec themselves are behind the curve.  Surely there will be some bugs to work out but that's what Microsoft's long and transparent development period is for.

Symantec has failed in their partnership with enterprise customers, and ultimtately they have failed Microsoft too.  I am proceeding with my Windows 8 rollout with another vendor's product, at least until Symantec's product is stable (in software, "Quailty is Job 1.1").  If I really like the other vendors product, and so far it seems fine, then SEP will fade away in my environment as support expires.

Ghent's picture

Agreed it's a disappointment SEP 12.1 RU2 isn't out for Windows 8 on Day One (like it was for Windows 2008).

The reason for the 'delay' is all about quality. Feedback from the beta 2 and internal rollouts (Symantec's IT deploys SEP pre-release to thousands of employees before going RTM) showed SEP 12.1 RU2, while good, should have a little more polishing before being released. Believe me, Symantec is under a lot of pressure from customers and our own management to release SEP on the Windows 8 GA date, and I think the SEP teams stand on quality, even in the face of missing the Windows 8 release date, really shows how dedicated they are to the quality of the product.

We do not want SEP 12.1 RU2 to be a "Release now and patch later" product. It will have high quality right out of the gate.

So if release date is all you care about, I agree Symantec was not on target this time around.
But if you want a quality product with one of the highest detection rates, lowest false positives, with 'signatureless' zeroday protection that doesn't impede your work -- the feedback from our Beta customers say Symantec is on track.

HoosierDaddy68's picture

Ghent,

So does that mean SEP 12.1.2 comes out today (Nov. 6th) as Symantec has suggested, or are we going to wait even longer? I'm having to use "free" antivirus, which isn't nearly as effective as SEP 12.1.1 has been for our Win7 and 2008 R2 servers. I know "Security Essentials" is included by MS on Win8 and 2012 server, but don't trust that much either.

 

So, today? Or if not, then when? I like to plan things. :)

 

Ghent's picture

I think I like how MaRRuT@CC put it in a related post: "nearly 99% that it will be available for download [this November]"

If we knew when it would be released, well, we would know; and proceed to make an official announcement. The reason you haven't seen such an announcement is because, well, we don't know. We know it helps our customers to be able to predict a date. At this point, stating the date of the release would be speculation. Obviously, by now Nov 6th has come and gone and SEP 12.1 RU2 isn't on the street.

SEP usually has a "RTM" date, and a "GA" date. Once RTM is announce, then GA should be known and follow closely behind. So I'm sure once the RTM criteria is finally hit, you will know what day the bits will be available to you.

Symantec is litterly working around the clock and around the world to get this product out the door WITH quality.

Rafeeq's picture

@HosierDaddy68

Security Essentials works on Win 2012 serv? can you confirm?

dsmith1954's picture

It is Nov 6th - release date. Has it been released yet? I haven't see an upgrade notification yet. Windows 8/Server 2012 have been out for over two months for Software Assurance customers. Pitiful, just pitiful.

PaulBell's picture

Ghent, that's at least a better answer than the previous ones in this thread which made it seem like the expectation of SEP meeting the Windows 8 release date was unusual or unreasonable.  I appreciate the response, and I agree that it's better to release a slightly-late (well....a little more than slightly in my opinion...) quality product than a timely buggy mess.

Let's hope for the best with 12.1.2.

Ghent's picture

As a side note, Windows 8 wasn't like supporting "Release 2" of Windows 2008, or a service pack. Under the hood there are some big technology steps, and making a product that works on the driver level for something like this was a pretty massive effort.

Ian_C.'s picture

Dear All.

Your hopes & prayers have been answered.

SEP v12.1.2 now supports Windows 8 and Server 2012. See Article #81091 : What is new in SEP v12.1.2

Please mark the post that best solves your problem as the answer to this thread.
SameerU's picture

Hi

SEP 12.1 RU2 is going to be released which is compatible

Regards

 

dsmith1954's picture

What we all want to know is, when will it be released? We've had the released version of Windows 8 and Server 2012 for over two months now. Yes, those with Software Assurance have had the released product since August. We can't begin to deploy either until we have some kind of malware protection for them, and right now Symantec has let us down - big time.

General release for Windows 8 and Server 2012 was two weeks ago, so everyone now has the ability to deploy, but can't because they don't have malware protection.

.Brian's picture

FWIW, maybe the definition of "not supported" should be defined.

We have SEP 12.1 RU1 running on multiple 2012 and Windows 8 machines and have not had any issues to this point.

Does "not supported" mean you're on your own if an issue arises? Or does it mean it shouldn't install? (Obviously I know it does)

Please click the "Mark as solution" link at bottom left on the post that best answers your question. This will benefit admins looking for a solution to the same problem.

SameerU's picture

Hi

Please install SEP 12.1 RU2 which is going to be released

Regards

 

dsmith1954's picture

I'll install a beta product on a beta OS. I'll install a beta product on a release OS in a lab. But I won't install a beta product on a production OS.

RU2 has not been released, and just like the OS, we have to wait for the released product to test it prior to putting it into a production environment.

So please stop telling us about this magical RU2 beta. We know the beta is out there. We need the released product so we can proceed with our testing.

ScottSEP's picture

Hello everyone -

Symantec is still targeting the release of SEP 12.1.2 this quarter, and our main focus is on our commitment to quality and making sure that the release meets our stringent list of launch criteria.

Please subscribe to this thread for additional updates as they become available. Thank you for your continued patience.

Scott Sawoya

SEP Product Team

John Santana's picture

yes please, I need it as soon as possible because some users compained that SEP 12.1 RU1 MP1 destroys their Windows XP workstation. 

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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ScottSEP's picture

Hello John -

Can you provide more details on the issue you mention above? Are you working with our Support team?

 

Thanks,

Scott Sawoya

SEP Product Management Team

John Santana's picture

Scott, no at the moment I have to manually uninstall using CleanWipe tool and then manually deleting the network card myself.

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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ScottSEP's picture

Please open a case with our Support team as soon as possible so that they can assist you in troubleshooting this issue.

Scott Sawoya

SEP Product Management Team

John Santana's picture

Many thanks man,

but how can I log the call to the support team because the workstation in question got no network connection, Symantec just killed it :-(

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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ScottSEP's picture

John -

Our Support team has tools such as the SEP Support Tool that can collect information on the client having issues to assist in troubleshooting.

Phone numbers to contact Tech Support:

Regional Support Telephone Numbers:
United States: 800-342-0652 (407-357-7600 from outside the United States)
Australia: 1300 365510 (+61 2 8220 7111 from outside Australia)
United Kingdom: +44 (0) 870 606 6000

India: Toll-Free 000 800 4401 456 directly

IDD call: +61 2 8220 7111

Additional contact numbers: http://www.symantec.com/business/support/contact_techsupp_static.jsp

 

Customer Care Contact Numbers for Licensing Issues:-

http://www.symantec.com/support/assistance_care.jsp

 

How to create a new case in MySupport

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH58873

John Santana's picture

Thanks Scott.

I shall contact them as soon as possible to get this diagnosed and remedied.

Cheers !

Kind regards,

John Santana
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mastin's picture

In my opinion, the delay in RU2 is worsened by the fact that all 11.x and 12.0 versions are vulnerable to .cab scanning deal. I'm trying to hold off on some plans until RU2 comes out, but may be forced to change them due to the .cab deal. This will result in extra work, as i'll have to end up making 2 transitions. And since we don't have a date for the release date, I can't plan. I just have to react.

John Santana's picture

Yes, we've been waiting for that too mastin.

your name is just sounds like Reece Mastin the X-Factor singer.. :-)

Kind regards,

John Santana
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Ian_C.'s picture

your name is just sounds like Reece Mastin the X-Factor singer.. :-)

Which goes to show that you are most likely located in Australia or possibly New Zealand? Looking at the time of your most recent posts, they are slightly after my business hours (6pm NZST), so definitely Oz!

Admittedly, having Reece post in these forums would be a hoot.

 

 

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John Santana's picture

Yes I am in Sydney :-)

LOL R. Mastin would ask many questions in this forum for sure......

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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Ghent's picture

I wanted to be the first person to post that SEP 12.1.2 (RU2) has gone RTM! Yaaa!

GA (General Avalibility, in English) will be this week! Watch for official announcements, should be seeing them today.

John Santana's picture

Wow that is Awesome Ghent.... !

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John Santana
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EssKay's picture

Just been informed by my contacts that 15/11 US time is the day. That means 16/11 for anyone ahead of the US.

Regards,

Dean

jimlim's picture

I've been watching this thread for some time now. Our project is essentially on hold until RU2 is released.

Can a Symantec employee please confirm the RU2 release date that EssKay mentions?
 

.Brian's picture

Ghent confirmed it 4 posts up. I just got the alert it's available now.

Please click the "Mark as solution" link at bottom left on the post that best answers your question. This will benefit admins looking for a solution to the same problem.

ScottSEP's picture

Yes, those dates are accurate.

Thank you for your patience!

Scott Sawoya

SEP Product Management Team

 

 

Simpson Homer's picture

 

it should be there on fileconnect  by 15th Nov.

 
John Santana's picture

not so far in my fileconnect, I guess it is for tomorrow ?

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John Santana
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EssKay's picture

John,

For us in Oceania it will effectively be the 16th November as Symantec releases are done in the USA PST timezone (GMT -8:00). So at best it will be very late this evening.

Regards,

Dean

rchawla's picture

Hi

You can find SEP 12.1 RU2 on fileconnect now.

 

Thanks

R

Mohan Babu's picture

Check this out.........

 

SEP 12.1.2 has been released finally..

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/sep...

Mohan Babu

moglie20@gmail.com

+91 9884382160

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dsmith1954's picture

Well it isn't on my FileConnect. Maybe because I'm licensed for the Symantec Protection Suite and not just SEP???

Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Please Note: If incase you do not see the SEP 12.1 RU2 Release on Fileconnect, you may see the same in coming few days on your Fileconnect Account.

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
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Chetan Savade's picture

Hi,

In case you see SEP 12.1 RU2 available for download then it might be in English Edition only.

For local languages you might have to wait for few more days. (Probably till 30th Nov'12)

Chetan Savade
Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support
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EssKay's picture

I share your disappointment :0(

Regards,

Dean

John Santana's picture

don't worry people, just send email to customerbusinessops [@] symantec [.] com or go to this website: http://customersupport.symantec.com/

and they can assist you with the temporary key to download the installation files.

I have SEP 12.1 RU2 now.

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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Mohan Babu's picture

Gud tat u got the product +1......

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jlamark's picture

It's unfathomable that Symantec Backup Exec 2012 still does not support Server 2012.  We bought two server licenses back in November with 1yr contracts each, not understanding that BE "2012" would not work with Server "2012".  So we spent $1200 on a product we can't use, and Symantec refused to extend our 1 year service contract.  Yearh, I know, we should have looked deeper into it before trusting that a 2012 product would work with a 2012 server product.  So shame on us.  But to not even entertain the idea of extending our 1yr contract?  I haven't even activated or installed the product yet.  They just took our money and said too bad.  I've had these licenses since November 2012 and not a single instal, activation, nor have I even extracted the program from the compressed files I received.

So by the time the BE 2012 R2 update comes out (the beta is not even available yet) our contract will be up.  This will absolutely be my last Symantec purchase of any kind.  I've already ousted Symantec AV for another vendor, and will never come back!  I might just trash BE and cut my losses with a better, more workable vendor who understands that misakes can happen to even long tenured IT staff like myself.  18 years in the business. Symantec just said too bad.  We've got your money, so live with your mistake.  So I am, and I will.

Jaydeep S's picture

This must have been very frustrating. There have been massive changes in Symantec Management Team in the last few months and you would most certainly see changes about how things are handled soon. Let me assure you that the Beta for adding supportability for Server 2012 would be released sometime this month and you would be able to apply those patches and start backing up Server 2012 machines.

I have requested someone from the Backup Exec Product Management Team to address your concern on this post.

PackMatt73's picture

Hi Jlamark -

Would it make a difference if I told you that we will cover your next year of maintenance at no cost?  I DMed you my contact information so we can discuss the details on that.

The beta is set to begin in the next 2 weeks.  You can join here if you are interested.  It is all about platform support including Windows Server 2012 & vSphere 5.1

Drop me a line and let's chat.

Matt Stephenson

Product Marketing Manager - Backup Exec

jlamark's picture

I would really apprciate either an extention, or just a freeze on the contract.  I'm not looking to get anything more than what I paid for.  If my 1 year contract runs out a year from the day a working release became available I would be just fine with that.  I just want to be able to use the product on my two 2012 servers, and have the service contact for the year the product is usable.  I'm on the beta test list, and hopefully that will be out soon.  It is May, and we are waiting.  I couldn't find any "DM" with contact info.  Would you mind pointing me to where that would be?  I appreciate it.  And thank you for reaching out.  The last two Symantec associates I spoke with in Decemeber were not as forgiving or understanding of my mistake.

SameerU's picture

Hi

For Windows Server 2012 you can install SEP 12.1.2 RU2

Regards

 

Ch@gGynelL_12's picture

Hi,

Already tried to install the SEP 12.1 RU2 in Windows Server 2012 and it is successful. All funtioning well in Windows Server 2012, both SEP Manager and Clients.

 

Regards,

JM

Nagaraj Kukke's picture

SEPM 12.1.2 RU2 works fine with windows 2012 server and windows 8

Thanks & Regards,

Nagaraj Kukke

jlamark's picture

All I was looking for back when this was first realized was either an extension to our 1yr service contract or a freeze on it until an update was released that would work.  This was back in December, when I realized Backup Exec 2012 wouldn't work with Server 2012.  I spoke with two different Symantec associates, one in support and one in accounts management back in early to mid December and they told me that because we purchased 2 licenses for servers that the product did not support we couldn't get any type of extension or freeze on our 1yr contract.  I already tried to get this done about 6 months ago and Symantec said no.  I am on the BETA test list for Backup Exec 2012 R2, and have been waiting for that release since late December. 

So ultimately, yes, it is my fault for not looking into the issue with BE2012 and Server 2012, but I was so busy with the Server 2012 licenses, the IBM SystemX servers and their configurations, and all the CAL licensing, that I just assumed that Symantec BE2012 would work..  It should be on record that I have not installed or ever used or activated my license on any servers.  I appreciate the offer to extend our 1yr service contract, and I will give you my purchase and licensing info via PM.

Thank you,

Jarret LaMark

SameerU's picture

Hi

SEP 12.1.2 RU2 is compatible with Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8

Regards

 

AjinBabu's picture

 

Hi, 

Please go through the link.

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/sites/default/files/Release_Notes_SEP12.1.2.pdf

You can now install Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager onthe following operating systems:

■ Windows 8

■ Windows Server 2012

You can now install the Symantec Endpoint Protection client on the following operating systems:

■ Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

■ Mac OSX10.8, Mountain Lion

■ Mac OSX case-sensitive formatted volumes

You can now use Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager from the following browsers:

■ Microsoft Internet Explorer 10

■ Google Chrome, through 22.0.1229.79

 

Regards

Ajin

 

John Santana's picture

Yes it is working for Windows 8 and 2012 with the SEP v12.1.2

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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Nagaraj Kukke's picture

tested in live network SEPM 12.1.2 is working with win 8 and win2012 server

Thanks & Regards,

Nagaraj Kukke

technical_specialist's picture

Hello,

Use the 12.1 RU3 SEP. It is supported version. 12.1 RU2 has issue while using in Window 8 and issue fixed in current version 12.1 RU3

Best practices for upgrading to Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.x

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

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/best-practices-upgrading-symantec-endpoint-protection-1213

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

Operating system

  • 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)

 

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/sites/default/files/Fix_Notes_SEP12.1.3.pdf

 

Fix UP Problem of Version 12.1 RU2

After applying Microsoft update KB2781197 to a Windows 8 computer, the 
Symantec Endpoint Protection client installer fails
Fix ID: 3123310
Symptom: The following lines are from the SEP_INST.log generated from a failed installation attempt:
(SERVER) MSI (s) (04:18) [08:56:49:093]: Executing op: 
CustomActionSchedule(Action=ShowServiceProgress,ActionType=3073,Source=BinaryDa
ta,Target=ShowServiceProgress,CustomActionData={3771A34D-2132-48EA-A486-
D62ECDF9D553};SOFTWARE\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection;Executing install 
script via service;)
(SERVER) MSI (s) (04:5C) [08:56:49:250]: Invoking remote custom action. DLL: 
C:\WINDOWS\Installer\MSI6B0.tmp, Entrypoint: ShowServiceProgress
(UNKNOWN) ScriptGen: ShowServiceProgress() MSIRUNMODE_SCHEDULED 
(UNKNOWN) ScriptGen: ShowServiceProgress() calling 
WaitForSingleObject(scriptStarted) ... 
(UNKNOWN) ScriptGen: ShowServiceProgress() WaitForSingleObject(scriptStarted) 
returned WAIT_OBJECT_0 
(UNKNOWN) ScriptGen: ShowServiceProgress() script execution failed.
(UNKNOWN) ScriptGen: ShowServiceProgress() reset script failure event.
(UNKNOWN) ScriptGen: ShowServiceProgress() is returning an error (so close to 
the end!) 
(UNKNOWN) CustomAction ShowServiceProgress returned actual error code 1603 
(note this may not be 100% accurate if transla
KalpeshParmar's picture

Hello,

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 RU3 will work.