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Migrating Symantec System Center to SEP

Created: 06 Aug 2010 | 7 comments
ARE's picture

I have a closed network that is running Symantec System Center on a Windows 2003 Server. I currently built a Windows 2008 server and loaded SEP. I want to migrate the old server with all the clients to the new server and I keep running into problem. I've done everything and read all the whitepages for this type of issue. I cannot get the New server to see the old clients and the old server. Any help would greatly be appreciated.

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AravindKM's picture

You cannot manage SAV clients using SEPM.
You may use find unmanaged clients/unmanaged detector feature to find out the clients which is not yes installed.
Best Practices: When to use the "Find Unmanaged Computers" or "Unmanaged Detector" features in Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0

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

Deploying client software with Find Unmanaged Computers

Please don't forget to mark your thread solved with whatever answer helped you : ) Thanks & Regards Aravind

ARE's picture

So the older SAV clients will have to be manually uninstalled ad nreinstalled with the new SEP packages? Can this be done via SCCM?

ARE's picture

Thank you for the link. I will get an SCCM package built and try depoyment to one of my test networks.

P_K_'s picture

When we install SEP over SAV, SEP first automatically removes SAV and then SEP is installed. YOu do not need to removal SAV yourself

Yes SCCM can be used to push the package,

MCT MCSE-2012 Symantec Technical Specialist (SCTS)

sandra.g's picture

They do not need to be uninstalled if they are using a version on a supported migration path. See the following:

Title: 'Migration paths for Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0'

Aravind's links describe methods for pushing out new packages to SAV clients using the SEP Manager (SEPM).  I'm not sure what you mean by SCCM.

Here's a handy guide if you're familiar with SSC, but of course you will need to get the clients migrated over first :)

Title: 'Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager reference guide for Symantec System Center users'


Symantec, Senior Information Developer
Enterprise Security, Mobility, and Management - Endpoint Protection

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AravindKM's picture

If your clients are SAV 9 or above no need of manually.If you push SEP package it will be able to do it....

Please don't forget to mark your thread solved with whatever answer helped you : ) Thanks & Regards Aravind