SBS 2003 - SEPM 12.1.2 getting updates, but none of the clients are receiving content or virus definition updates
I recently just did a clean install of Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1.2 (November 2012 release) on a SBS 2003 server. I did not run into any issues during the installation, and I had NO issues pushing the clients out to the machines (mixed XP - Windows 7 environment).
However, while SEPM console shows that the Endpoint Manager is getting all of the updates, none of my clients are getting any virus def updates. They are still on the original virus definition package when LiveUpdate ran after the installation.
I've tried and found several articles in Symantec's online knowledgebase, but none worked. I even tried uninstalling/reinstalling, and using Sylink to push communication back to the clients. Still no one is getting updates, NOT even the server itself where Endpoint Protection client is deployed as well. The previous release worked fine, and I'd uninstall this crap and go back a previous version, but its no longer available in the Fileconnect portal.
Can any one help? I'm at my wit's end on this, and I've spend a lot of time (client's money) trying to get this resolved, and nothing works.
Also, it seems VERY VERY stupid on Symantec's part to include/install LiveUpdate when installing the SEP Clients, but NOT give the client's any fallback capability to use LiveUpdate to do content updates.