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Is SEP 12.1 compatible with Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise?

Created: 02 Apr 2013 • Updated: 02 Apr 2013 | 9 comments
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Hello Guys,

Could someone let me know if SEP 12.1 is compatible with Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise?

I'd like to install SEP 12.1.1000.157 on the below server.

OS Name:                   Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
OS Version:                6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
System Model:              VMware Virtual Platform
System Type:               x64-based PC
Processor(s):              4 Processor(s) Installed.

 

I checked with TECH163806 however it doesn't clearly show whether the Enterprise edition with SP1 is supported or not.

Operating Systems:

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.Brian's picture

Yes it is

See requirements here

System Requirements for Symantec Endpoint Protection, Enterprise and Small Business Editions, and Network Access Control 12.1

Article:TECH163806  |  Created: 2011-07-01  |  Updated: 2013-01-18  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH163806

 

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Mick2009's picture

Hi Josso,

I'd like to install SEP 12.1.1000.157

I recommend installing SEP 12.1 RU2 instead: many more enhancements and improvements.  &: )

With thanks and best regards,

Mick

With thanks and best regards,

Mick

josso's picture

But Upgrading SEP 12.1 to SEP 12.1.2 needs it database to be hosted on SQL Server 2005 SP4, right? This is something I can't afford to perform at this time.

Because the current SEPM 12.1 database is hosted on SQL Server 2005 SP2. Moreover on this SQL Server, there are 10s and 100s of databases hosted that belong to several different businesses internally. Getting the CHANGE approved from these businesses for SP4 upgrade will take ages or may not even be approved.

Mick2009's picture

Cheers Josso - just in case any readers of the thread had not known: MS stopped supporting MS SQL 2005 SP2 quite some time ago (12/01/2010).

http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/?sort=PN&alpha=SQL

Throwing in my two cents: I can't recommend relying on unsupported releases for critical business operations.  In the mid term, do see about upgrading to MS SQL 2008 or SQL 2012 for performance, security and stability.

Hope this helps!!

Mick

With thanks and best regards,

Mick

josso's picture

I'm aware of that too.

We do have 2008 and 2012. It's just a question of taking SEPM Database offline, move it to either SQL 2008 or SQL 2012.

Is there a procedure for moving SEPM Database from one server (SQL 2005) to another server (SQL 2008)?

.Brian's picture

See if this KB article helps:

Best Practices guide to moving the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager SQL Server database from an existing SQL Server database to a new SQL Server database

Article:TECH104723  |  Created: 2008-01-15  |  Updated: 2012-04-10  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH104723

 

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Mick2009's picture

Like Brian said: it is possible to backup and restore, moving from one version of MS SQL to another.

With thanks and best regards,

Mick