SEP 12.1.4: Replacing SEPM machine
Hi all. I know the general rule when replacing a SEPM machine is to make sure the replacement machine has the same name and IP address and thenyou can restore your SEPM database to it. I haven't yet actually done this but I did once read the best practices guide.
However Ithe old Windows XP computer currently acting as the SEPM has an issue where the SEPM service wont' start, and I don't feel like troubleshooting it since I'd have to replace the machine anyway.
If I put in a new machine with a different name and IP address, for the systems currently configured to point to the old machine, can I just updat ethem by using the Add Client feature and choosing to send a Communications update? I don't mind having to re-create the reports and all that - comparing that to having to troubleshoot that service issue, and then back up and restore a db, I might as well start fresh instead if updating clients is going to be "easy".
I know it is very easy for Unmanaged clients, just wondering if it works the same for ones formerly managed by a soon to be non-existent SEPM.