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SEPM log file went nots, can't install upgrade to MP1

Created: 09 Nov 2012 | 2 comments

Over the last week, I started getting "low disk space" errors from my SEP server. Overnight, the disk filled up and the SEP Emmbeded database crashed. After some short investigation, I found an article on Symantec Connect which to check the sep5.log file. Sure enough, 253GB!

After following this:  I set about upgrading.

My current version: 12.1.1000.157

I downloaded 12.1.1101.401 and unzipped it.

I'm assuming I can install the new manager and roll out the updated client by upgrading the package (Autoupdate).

When I try to install the new SEPM, I get the following error:

"Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager has detected that there are pending system changes that require a reboot. Please reboot the system and rerun the installation."

This error occurs even though I have just rebooted the server.

Any ideas on how to resolve this?

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ᗺrian's picture

Check the registry key mentioned in the solution in this thread:

Deleting should fix the reboot message and allow you to install.

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Chetan Savade's picture


Your comment - "I'm assuming I can install the new manager and roll out the updated client by upgrading the package (Autoupdate)"

You can use auto upgrade feature if clients are communicating with Manager.

If you uninstall SEPM then you will have to use Sylink replacer tool to restore client communication.

You have not performed given workaround as per this article

Check this article as well:

SEPM Upgrade fails with the message "Pending system changes that require a reboot have been detected"

Chetan Savade
Sr.Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support

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