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Created: 06 Aug 2013 | 7 comments

Hi all,

 

In my enviornment symantec small business server 12.0.2 installed. While we are upgrading my windows server to windows server 2012. I want to just ask that if i delpoy symantec client 12.0.2  on windows server 2012 without upgrading symantec server whether it work or not. This is pre planning for server. If i have to upgrade symantec server also can u suggest me which upgrade is compactible with windows standard server 2012. 

 

 

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.Brian's picture

Yes, the older 12.1 versions of the SEPM can support newer 12.1 client versions. It is always recommended to have both SEPM and clients on the same SEP version but this will still work.

12.1 RU2 is the first version to support Server 2012. The latest version of 12.1 that is out is RU3. I would suggest starting with that.

See this KBA regarding SEP 12.1 and Server 2012:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH174348

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sandeep@chipsbytes.co.in's picture

Sorry i had made 1 mistake in version of symantec. I have symantec small server business 12.1.2015. Now can u tell me which version is compactible with windows server 2012.

.Brian's picture

Yes, 12.1 RU2 SBE is compatible with Server 2012

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Rafeeq's picture

Version what you have is compatible check this
What's new in Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.1.2

 

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=HOWTO81450

 

System requirements

Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition now supports additional new platforms and configurations.

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

  • Windows 8

  • Windows Server 2012

 

Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

In your case, Symantec Endpoint Protection must be completely uninstalled before upgrading the operating system. This applies to all versions of SEP. Upgrading the operating system with SEP still installed is currently unsupported due to potential issues which may arise during the upgrade.

After the operating system is migrated, SEP 12.1 may be reinstalled. Check this Article:

Should Symantec Endpoint Protection be uninstalled from the computer before upgrading Microsoft Windows to a newer version of Windows?

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH197095

Symantec 12.1.2012 is fully supported on Windows Server 2012. However, it is always advisable to install the Latest version of SEP 12.1 (i.e; currently the Latest version is SEP 12.1.3001) on your environment.

About Windows 8 and Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH174348

Hope that helps!!

 

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

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Chetan Savade's picture

Hi,

Thank you for posting in Symantec community.

I would be glad to answer your query.

SBE 12.0 is not compatible with Windows Server 2012. You need to perform an upgrade.

I would suggest first to upgrade Symantec small business server (Symantec Protection Center) to the latest version i.e. SBE 12.1 RU3

SBE 12.0 RU1 version & was released in Nov'09. Almost three years back.

This article can help you to achieve that.

Upgrade process graphical overview: Small Business Edition 12.0 to Small Business Edition 12.1 RU3 version

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/upgrade-process-graphical-overview-small-business-edition-120-small-business-edition-121-ru

After successful upgrade of Windows server install the latest version of SEP on it.

 

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