Install 3rd SEPM remove an old one.
Currently have two SEPM servers running in our enterprise. Both are 2008 servers running SEPM 12.1 RU1 MP1. Both servers point at a single SQL 2008 database running on a separate server.
I went to upgrade to 12.1 RU2. The first server upgraded without issue as well as upgrading the database schema. The second ran into a problem and Symantec has the log files from the SEP support tool but haven’t been very responsive yet. It ran into an IIS file stating it didn’t have permissions to start a service but the service did not appear to be installed.
We have restored everything from backup and are now running RU1 MP1 again on the SEPM's. I am going to put up a third fresh server running SEPM RU1 MP1. My thoughts are that once this is up and running that I could gracefully take out the server that we had upgrade issues on and then later upgrade to 12.1 RU2.
Does anyone have suggestions on how to get the old server out of the mix once the new third SEPM is up and running? Once this is complete will clients automatically update their Sylink files and see the new server and remove the old or will I have to push a new Sylink to all clients?