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Upgrading to SEP 12.2

Created: 11 Apr 2013 | 10 comments

Morning guys,

I have SEP 12.1 installed with all features, I need to upgrade to SEP 12.2 but with only AntiVirus and AntiSpware feature.

If I create a SEP 12.2 package with only AV and AS feature will this package ovewrite the curret features or it will still keep the existing features(ALL Features)??

The plan is to upgrade and overwrite

Thank you in advance

 

 

 

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SMLatCST's picture

How are yo accomplshing the upgrade?  If it's via the SEPM itself and the "Install Packages" tab on a group, then it is entirely possible to change the features on your managed clients at the same time, as per the below article:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH90936

Eyal's picture

I will create a SEP ru2 package with only AV and AS feature via the SEPM Console and deploy using SCCM.

 

Will it overwrite the existing features?

SMLatCST's picture

Yups, I can confirm an exported client package will change the feature set on an existing client to whatever was defined in the exported package.

Chetan Savade's picture

Hi,

If I create a SEP 12.2 package with only AV and AS feature will this package overwrite the current features or it will still keep the existing features(ALL Features)?

--> It will overwrite the current features.It won't keep all existing features however reboot may required to show desired results.

You can refer this article to know more about it.

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/s...

Also to upgrade the SEPM you can refer this article:

Upgrade process from SEP 12.1 RU1 MP1 to SEP 12.1 RU2

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/u...

 

Chetan Savade
Sr Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support
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Eyal's picture

Thank you so much guys for your responses...great help indeedsmiley

Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Yes, when you are using the Latest package, the Latest package would install the same features which is meant to install and override the older feature set.

Hope that helps!! 

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
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SameerU's picture

Hi

Yea you can install with latest features you want to install

Regards

 

Ambesh_444's picture

Hello,

It will automatically overwrite the current features once you run it.

It will not keep all existing features.

 

Thank& Regards,

Ambesh

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Mick2009's picture

Hi Eyal,

Is there any reason why you are moving away from IPS, firewall, etc?  I really recommend that you keep IPS at the very least.  AV alone is not enough to ensure protection.

all the best,

Mick

 

With thanks and best regards,

Mick

Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

I completely agree with Mick's suggestion.

Here's some advice from Security Response on how to make the best use of SEP.  Auto-Protect with traditional AV derfinitions alone is not enough for a complete defence against today's sophisticated threats: using IPS, Insight etc is crucial.  And, of course, educated users following best security practice... that's the best protection.

http://www.symantec.com/theme.jsp?themeid=stopping_malware&depthpath=0

Why AntiVirus is not Enough??

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/why-antivirus-not-enough

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
MIM | MCSA | MCTS | STS | SSE | SSE+ | ITIL v3

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