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SEPM 11 managing SEP 12 clients.

Created: 15 Feb 2013 | 4 comments


Recently a number of Win7 clients running SEP 12.1 have been introduced to our SEPM 11.0.6300 server. The majority of these clients are not updating their defs. Is this to be expected due to the clients having a newer version than the management server? Is there any particular reason why a small number are updating their defs?


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Brɨan's picture

SEPM 11.x cannot namage 12.1 clients. Only SEPM 12.1 can manage 11.x clients.

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Sumit G's picture

The SEP 12.1 Clients would not get managed by SEPM version 11.

SEP 12.1 clients requires License.


Sumit G.

Mithun Sanghavi's picture


Definitely upgrade, but do so with thought and planning.  Here are a couple of good articles:

Best practices for upgrading to Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.2

Planning for Migration to Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1 

How to Install Symantec Endpoint Protection v. 11.x from the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager v.12.1?


Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Associate Security Architect


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