"Upgrading" to 12.1.2 by installing on new server ... need advice
We have a smallish (single server, slightly over 100 clients) SEP 11 installation. Since we are migrating the function to a new VM (2008 not 2003) I was planning to do a fresh install for 12.1.2 to support future Win8 clients. I do NOT have the recovery/encryption password so I can't use the "backup and restore" method, but the infrastructure is not complex so we can deal with sylinkreplacer/the new "client replacement" tool.
During configuration I am presented with the choice of "Install my first site" and "Install an additional server in a site". Which is better?? I am planning to use the embedded database (we have a SQL server but the SEP needs are simple). I have reviewed some installation documention I found on this site but didn't see which of those to choose.
We have three different "domains" on our current management server, which I want to collapse down to one. I also have to say that (besides adding clients) the current setup is pretty much a mystery to me. It wasn't documented when I got here and Symantec documentation is confusing. So a scratch setup (that I have gone through) is acceptable to me.
Also will the new tool in 12.1.2 that is no longer sylinkreplacer be able to migrate my handful of "legacy clients" - the ones that require 11.x - successfully to the new box or do I need to use the old sylinkreplacer? I do plan to put these clients in their own "group" in the new server (they are currently segregated out on the current server).
Any other gotchas I should know about??