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Release date for 12.1 RU1 MP2?

Created: 16 Jul 2012 | 24 comments

Recently we had internet connection issues because of NTP module after the upgrade to 11 RU7 MP2. As we can't roll back all clients to older version automatically, we have disabled firewall so far. I have tested 12.1 RU1 MP2 ant it seems to work ok, but i can't upgrade to 12.1 RU1 MP1 and this is the only version available to me on FileConnect. I'm waiting form a support to get RU1 installer. But maybe MP2 is planned soon, so i could just upgrade to it. I have read that MP2 should support upgrading path from 11 RU7 versions. Is it correct? Any approximate date for a release?

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

There is no official date at this point for the Release of SEP 12.1 RU2.

However, as far as I know, SEP 12.1 RU2 would support upgrade path from SEP 11 RU7.

Again, incase if you need a quick upgrade why not migrate from SEP 11 RU7 to SEP 12.1 RU1 atleast.

Upgrading or migrating to Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.1000 (RU1)

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH174545

Also check these Article:

Quick Access to Symantec Knowledgebase Articles of Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
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Chetan Savade's picture

Hi,

There is not any official date when SEP 12.1 RU2 will be released.

I believe it would be supported upgrade from SEP 11.7 to SEP 12.1 RU2. However it can be confirmed after product released.

 

Chetan Savade
Sr Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Here are the Public Documents available for SEP 12.1.2

Symantec™ Endpoint Protection and Symantec Network Access Control 12.1.2 Installation and Administration Guide

https://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=DOC6153

Symantec™ Endpoint Protection and Symantec Network Access Control 12.1.2 Client Guide

https://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=DOC3719

Symantec™ Endpoint Protection 12.1.2 Getting Started Guide

http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC4322

What's new in Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.2

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81091

System Requirements for Symantec Endpoint Protection, Enterprise and Small Business Editions, and Network Access Control 12.1.2

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH195325

Symantec Endpoint Protection for Macintosh Frequently Asked Questions

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH134203

Upgrading or migrating to Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.2011 (RU2)

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH197426

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
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Russell Howard's picture

Hmm, looks like we're getting close to release.  If you go to:  http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=releasedetails&key=54619

and click on "Release Details", a release date of 2012-11-06 is being listed for 12.1 RU2.

JBAlvarez's picture

I don´t see 12.1 RU2. Instead of this, I only see 11.0.7 MP3.

As Mithun Sanghavi writes, there are documents for 12.1 RU2, guides and faqs. But when will  be SEP 12.1 RU2 released?

cus000's picture

My colleague called Support yesterday...  he did ask about 12.1 ru2 eta

 

Support mentioned possible emergency fix/code improvement...

so 12.1 ru2 might be delayed for few days or a week from now...

JBAlvarez's picture

I´m starting to think that Symantec is not giving any special attention to this.

There are release documents for 12.1 RU2, the product is available to select on the list of the technical support, but the reality is, nobody in Symantec support knows about it and it´s release date. Where is it available?

I´m running the beta2, but... where is the official release package? Where can we download it?

...

And what about SEP 11.0.7 MP3 ? Regarding to http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=releasedetails&key=54619, which is an official website of Symantec, it says SEP 11.0.7 MP3 was release yesterday. And it is not available too.

It seems there is no internal coordination. Support doesn´t have any idea about release dates, but the web is there...

Yahya's picture

The RU2 contains mostly new and enhanced features. Therefore, not everything is expected to run smoothly. I think Symantec is trying to avoid any possible bugs as much as possible. The delay is expected as last minute fix. The release is coming soon.

On the other hand, I have no idea why MP3 has been delayed.

SameerU's picture

Hi

When is the expected release date for SEP 12.1 RU2

Regards

 

Simpson Homer's picture

 

The Release is due anytime this year. There is no official date for the Release of SEP 12.1 RU2.

Check this Comment from Michael Marfise, Director, Symantec Endpoint Protection.

"Our next release is currently in beta and we are targeting for general availability later this year with the specific release date being determined by achievement of our quality criteria. We do not have a specific date at this time."

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/knowledgebase-articles-symantec-endpoint-protection-121-ru2

JBAlvarez's picture

SEP 11.0.7 MP3 release date is delayed, due to Quality Assurance Process of SEP 12.1 RU2.

Symantec wants to release SEP 11.0.7 MP3 after SEP 12.1 RU2 release.

So it seems, we can only wait patiently for both releases.

In any case, I would suggest Symantec to remove SEP 11.0.7 MP3 release date from the website: http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=releasedetails&key=54619 , because this information is wrong, and can create doubts on their customers.

Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Also check the comment from "Ghent" in this Thread:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/does-sep-12-work-windows-sever-2012

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
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John Santana's picture

Yes, I also can't wait for this SEP client to be released, because my company is now using mixed version of SEP client from 11.0.4 and also 12.1 RU1 MP1.

Hopefully I can deploy it succesfully to the 12.1 RU1 MP1 without reboot.

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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Please be nice to me as I'm newbie in this forum.

JBAlvarez's picture

SEP 11.0.7 MP3 released!

Now, waiting for SEP 12.1 RU2.

John Santana's picture

fingers crossed next week... (>_<)".........

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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EssKay's picture

Tomorrow John I hope!

Regards,

Dean

Mohan Babu's picture

 

SEP 12.1.2 has been released finally..

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/sep...

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John Santana's picture

yes but not for "Symantec Protection Suite" users :-| ?

I don't know why is this so ?

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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EssKay's picture

Same here with our Protection Suite license. I raised it up the channels and was given a temporary download link. Suggest you do the same!

Regards,

Dean

Mohan Babu's picture

For  Protection Suite license users including

John Santana

Raise a ticket with Symantec Licensing team and get the Temporary download link.

Temporary download link also a full version keep that in mind...

Enjoy with the latest build.............

 

 

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John Santana's picture

Correct Mohan

+1 for your suggestion.

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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Mohan Babu's picture

Thanks........ John Santana

Any help do ask....

U r always welcome...........

Hugs.........

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