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Upgrade SAV 10 to SEP 11.06

Created: 02 Feb 2012 | 4 comments


I need to upgrade from SAV 10 to SEP 11.06.

Is there any way to do that?


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Avkash K's picture

Check below links..

Top 10 Symantec Best Practices - Deploying Symantec Endpoint Protection Architecture

Best Practices for Installing Symantec Endpoint Protection on Windows Servers


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Before Migration Please read

Before Migration Please read this


What should I think about in advance before I begin migrating my Symantec AntiVirus environment to Symantec Endpoint Protection?
Consider several factors before you begin your migration:

  • Do you have the resources to create a test migration environment?
    If you create such an environment is highly beneficial before you begin migration so that you can test exactly how clients and servers are grouped, which settings are migrated, and the overall migration success rate.
  • Can you perform a complete migration to Symantec Endpoint Protection?
    If your network contains operating systems (such as Netware) that are not supported with Symantec Endpoint Protection, then Symantec System Center must manage a subset of the clients and servers.
  • Do you want to create a new client groupings or use the existing groupings from Symantec System Center?
  • How do you plan on migrating Symantec Endpoint Protection to your clients? Do you plan to use third party tools or the Migration and Deployment Wizard?
  • After you determine the method that you want to use to migrate your clients, you can determine whether to use certain Symantec Endpoint Protection features.
  • Are there client settings that you must disable or reconfigure to ensure successful migration?
  • Some client settings such as scheduled scans must be disabled before you begin migration.

Before you begin migration, you must read the migration chapters in the Installation Guide for Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Network Access Control.

What are the general steps to migrating Symantec AntiVirus to Symantec Endpoint Protection?
You must complete the following steps to migrate Symantec AntiVirus to Symantec Endpoint Protection in the order listed:

  1. Uninstall the Reporting Sever if you have it installed.
  2. Use Symantec System Center to configure settings for the management server and clients that prepare them for migration.
    These settings changes are: disable scheduled scans, modify Quarantine purge options, delete histories, disable LiveUpdate, disable roaming, unlock server groups, and disable Tamper Protection. Install the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.
  3. Migrate your legacy clients and servers.
  4. Uninstall Symantec System Center
  5. Migrate the legacy client or server that was used to protect the computer running Symantec System Center.

This procedure is generalized. If you plan on managing endpoints with both Symantec System Center and Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager, the steps are different. You should consult the migration chapters in the Installation Guide for Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Network Access Control for more information.

Should I install the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console on the same computer as Symantec System Center?
You can install the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console on the same computer as Symantec System Center, but it is not required. If you plan on managing a large number of legacy Symantec clients, a best practice is not to install the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console on the same computer that runs Symantec System Center to avoid performance and communication problems.

Do I need to create a completely new infrastructure after migrating to Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager?
No. You can reuse the infrastructure that you created for Symantec System Center. During the migration process, you are asked how your clients inherit settings: whether from their server group or parent management server. The option you choose affects how legacy clients and servers appear in the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console based on the previous Symantec System Center infrastructure.

Are all client settings migrated?
No. Tamper Protection settings are not migrated. Tamper Protection settings are included in the client general settings rather than the AntiVirus and AntiSpyware policy. Also, you must reconfigure the settings that you disabled for migration, such as scheduled scans, LiveUpdate, and Quarantine purge.
Previously, migrating to newer versions of Symantec AntiVirus required a full product installation, which stressed bandwidth limitations over WAN links.

Have there been any changes in this process to limit the problems with bandwidth?
With Symantec Endpoint Protection, you can create installation packages that contain only the components that are necessary for the targeted clients. Additionally, you can stagger client deployments to minimize performance issues in your network.

Do I need to restart the Symantec Endpoint Protection client after migration?
A restart is not required, but the computers that are not restarted after migration are protected with only AntiVirus/AntiSpyware features. You must perform a restart to protect your computers with firewall features.

What versions of Symantec AntiVirus/Symantec Client Security can I migrate to Symantec Endpoint Protection?
You can migrate Symantec AntiVirus 9.x and Symantec Client Security 2.x or newer versions to Symantec Endpoint Protection. You can also migrate from Symantec AntiVirus 10.2 for Windows Vista.

Can I migrate Symantec AntiVirus 8.x and Symantec Client Security 1.x or older versions?
No. The client installation routine blocks the migration for these unsupported versions. You must uninstall the older version, then install Symantec Endpoint Protection. Before you do so, you should ensure that Symantec Endpoint Protection supports the operating system platform. If Symantec Endpoint Protection does not support the operating system, you may want to continue using Symantec System Center to manage these clients, or consider an upgrade to a supported operating system.

What happens if the migration fails?
If the migration fails, you can analyze the installation log to determine why it failed. The Windows Installer and Migration and Deployment Wizard create log files that can be used to verify whether or not an installation was successful. The log files list the components that were successfully installed, and provide a variety of details that are related to the installation package. If the installation is not successful, an entry indicates that the installation failed. Typically, look for Value 3 to find failures. The log file (vpremote.log) that is created when you use the Migration and Deployment Wizard is located in the \\Windows\temp directory.

Are exclusions migrated?
Yes. During migration, when you select to inherit settings from the server group or parent management server, those exclusion settings are migrated to centralized exceptions in the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console. If you migrate clients individually by running the installation on the local client, client exclusion settings are not migrated.

Is there a report that shows me migration progress?
Yes. You can run a report from the Reports Page. Choose Computer Status as the Report Type, and select Client Migration as the report to run. The following information is available:

  • Client Migrations by Group
  • Migrated Clients that were kept in the Same Group
  • Clients Waiting to Migrate

How long does it take to migrate my environment?
The answer to this question varies. Symantec recommends that you create a test environment where you can understand and become proficient with how migration works, i.e. which settings to configure before migrating, how policies are migrated, and where they appear in the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console. After you become comfortable with Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager and how Symantec AntiVirus policies are translated in the new environment, you should perform migration in stages to ensure that your network remains protected.

Are there any best practices for migration?
The following are best practices for migrating Symantec AntiVirus to Symantec Endpoint Protection

  • Perform a site survey to determine which clients should be migrated to Symantec Endpoint Protection, and which clients should continue running Symantec AntiVirus.
  • Create a migration test environment where you can test migration procedures and results before you run the migration in your production environment.
  • If you have a large number of legacy Symantec AntiVirus clients and servers to manage, install the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager on a different computer than the one running Symantec System Center.

You should refer to the Installation Guide for Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Network Access Control for more information on migration best practices.

What kind of success rate should I expect when migrating from Symantec AntiVirus to Symantec Endpoint Protection?
The more thorough that you perform pre-migration analysis and tasks, the better your success rate during migration. For example, if you ensure that scheduled scans are disabled on your clients, the chance that those clients migrate successfully increases. Additionally, if you create a migration test environment before you migrate to your production environment, you can greatly increase the migration success rate of your clients.

If supported versions of Sygate and Symantec AntiVirus are installed on the same computer, does a migration to Symantec Endpoint Protection upgrade both products?
Yes. As long as both Sygate and Symantec AntiVirus versions can be migrated


Avkash K

Chetan Savade's picture


I have a question for you, Why do you want to upgrade 11.0.6 ?

Following two latest products are available on file connect to download.

1) SEP 11.0.7 MP1

2)  SEP 12.1 RU1

I would suggest to upgrade directly to SEP 12.1 RU1 instead of 11.0.6.

SEP 12.1 RU1 is most recent antivirus built by Symantec. It has many more features compared to SEP 11.X 

How To Migrate From Symantec Antivirus System Center Console To Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

Common management task below to compare how the task is performed from the SSC Console and the SEPM Console

I hope it will help you !!!

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

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