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Migrating for SAV 10.x to SEP

Created: 05 Sep 2011 • Updated: 06 Sep 2011 | 7 comments
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I am a new person on Forums.

I was having issue in regards to migrating from SAV to SEP - I am ready to migrate our SAV 10.1.7 environment to SEP 11.0.7000.

My test migration in our VM environment went fine even though I did not disable scheduled scans, LiveUpdate, Tamper Protection, etc. But that was only with 3 clients.

Now that I am about to do this on our production SEPM server, I want to make sure I follow the instructions to the letter. My question is, do I need to keep everything turned off for the duration of the migration, or just when SEP is migrating the groups & settings over from my SAV box?

I will be ugrading the machines by department, probably no more than 15 clients at a time, so I have concerns about leaving everything disabled for the duration. It won't all happen in one day. We will do a department & see if there are any issues, then continue, probably one dept a day.

If I must leave the settings mentioned above disabled for the clients I'm migarting, can I create a group on my SAV server called "Migration" that has all of the above turned off and keep my existing groups as is and move the computers I'm migrating into the "Migration" group?

Thanks for any input!

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture


I have suggested the below Steps for Migration from SAV 10 To SEP 11 (Normally, Customers would like to Install SEPM on either the same Server where the Symantec System Center is Installed OR on Different server computer)

1) Install Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager,

2) Create new SEP 11 packages for new Deploy on all the other machines.

3) Deploy the packages to all SAV 10 client machines, which will migrate all the clients to SEP (this could be done either with the help of "Migration and Deployment Wizard" OR "Find Unmanaged Computers"

Till the time the migration is over, the clients which haven't migrated from SAV 10 will communicate to Symantec System Center 10.

4) Once all the machines have been migrated from SAV 10 to SEP 11

(Except on the same server machine where the Symantec System Center 10 is installed, as SEP will not get installed till Symantec System Center 10, SCS 3.1 is uninstalled.),

5) Uninstall Symantec System Center 10, SCS 3.1 on the server

6) Install SEP on the same machine where the Symantec System Center 10 was uninstalled.

Symantec Knowledgebase Articles for Migration.

1) How To Migrate From Symantec Antivirus System Center Console To Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

2) Obtaining an upgrade or update for Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.x or Symantec Network Access Control 11.x

3) 'Installing and configuring Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 for the first time'

4) Creating custom Client Installation packages in the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager Console

5) How to Deploy Symantec Endpoint Protection to your client computers using the Migration and Deployment Wizard.

Hope this helps!!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Associate Security Architect


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abhishek8866's picture


Thanks for your quick response.

That seems to be a quite a reading.

What do you think is best SEP 11 or SEP 12.1??

Mithun Sanghavi's picture


Apologize. I tried by Level Best to keep things brief as much as possible.

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 is better than Symantec Endpoint Protection 11

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 is newer and better.

Symantec Knowledgebase Articles:

1) Symantec Endpoint Protection Getting Started Guide 12.1

2) What's new in version 12.1

3) What is new in Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1?

4) Planning for Migration to Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1

I have attached the Comparision chart which may help you decide...!!!

21169174_GA_QR_SEP_12.1Feature_Comparison_Chart.01.11_0.pdf 1.76 MB

Mithun Sanghavi
Associate Security Architect


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abhishek8866's picture

Thanks for the pdf.

It helps me decide on lot of things.

I will come back to you once I check with my Management.

Chetan Savade's picture


We are suggesting our all customer to upgrade from 11.x to 12.1

SEP 12.1 is the latest built by Symantec.

I would suggest upgrade directly from 10.1.7 to 12.1 by following same steps which are suggested by Mithun.

Also check this article as well. 

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

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abhishek8866's picture


Thank you Mithun and Chetan for helping me decide on what version should I go for and which would be suitable for my environment.

Campbell_IT's picture

So you found my post from April and decided since you had a similar question that you would copy and paste my question into your post instead of writing your own question or maybe sending me a message asking me directly for my advice?

This is very poor online etiquette in my opinion.

Here is my original question from April 2011: