Migrating sep v10 clients to sep v12.1 without rebooting
I am migrating v10 SEP clients to SEP v12.1, all info I have read states this is not possible without a reboot happening at sometime to complete the install and have the client be fully functional. I have created a package with the no reboot option selected and have removed the registry keys pertaining to the "pending FileNameReboot" option. I also stopped all Symantec services that could be stopped. The spbbc service was not able to be stopped but does not seem to be needed for the newer clients. I perform the install and all seems to go well, the client shows up in the 12.1 console and has the reboot flag (not worried about that message at this time. I check the services on the client and they are all started but set to manual. The program file entry still shows the old client but shows a new program folder for the new sep client but it is not populated yet. I have also tried to remove the old client first but all attempts require a reboot to happen to remove the left over files and registry settings. If it is possible to remove the old client without a reboot and install the new one it is ok for the workstation to be unprotected during this procedure. I do realize that the current method is set to keep the client protected during these upgrade/migrations but I am willing to sacrifice to avoid a reboot.
I am wiling to try anything except replace the workstation with a new one with the new client. :)
I am happy to have replies directly emailed to me also