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Created: 21 Nov 2012 • Updated: 27 Nov 2012 | 5 comments
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is SEP 12.1.2015.2015    the SEP 12.1 RU2  windows 8 update?


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CraigV's picture

...moved to the correct forum!

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stevenror's picture

I would if i knew which on when i started.  but you could of be nice a pointed me to the correct forum.

Mithun Sanghavi's picture


This is a Duplicate Thread of :

Correct. SEP 12.1 RU2 is the earliest supported build which is compatable with Windows 8 and Server 2012.

Check this Article:

About Windows 8 and Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1

Product Highlights:

1) Extended Platform support

  • Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2012

2) Virtualization – Shared Insight Cache for VMware vShield

3) Improved Protection

  • Improved STAR protection technologies
  • Windows 8 ELAM support
  • Windows 8 App remediation

4) Extended Management

  • Web Services for 3rd party integration (i.e. RMM)
  • SEP Management Plugin for Kaseya 2.0
  • GUP roaming support for multiple subnets
  • Remote Sylink drop support from the SEP Manager
  • Expanded 3rd party security software removal – 130 products from 30 vendors


Article on this Latest Release of Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.RU2 are available, check these -

Knowledgebase Articles for Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1. RU2

Knowledgebase Articles for Symantec Endpoint Protection SBE 12.1. RU2

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Associate Security Architect


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stevenror's picture

thank you for being nice and answering my question and just not tell me to move to a correct forum

ᗺrian's picture

CraigV moved it for you. He wasn't telling you to move it, he was simply saying he moved it. He did this so it gets better visibility and hopefully gets you an answer much faster.

But yes, to answer your question and as Mithun pointed out, RU2 supports Windows 8.

Please click the "Mark as solution" link at bottom left on the post that best answers your question. This will benefit admins looking for a solution to the same problem.