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Window 8.1

Created: 27 Dec 2013 • Updated: 07 Jan 2014 | 10 comments
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For window 8.1 what is the compatible version of sep client?

OS - window 8.1(2 clients)

My Sep - 12.1 ru2

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AJ_01's picture

SEPM 12.1.4 is the compatible for Win-8.1

This build's version is: 12.1.4013.4013.

This release provides extended Mac protection, Mac OS 10.9 support, Microsoft Windows 8.1 support, and security improvements, by including the following new features:

Support for Mac OS 10.9 “Mavericks”.

Mac IPS protection – Network Intrusion Prevention System based on signatures where each payload in network packet is inspected and compared against a known network attack. If the signatures match, the packet is not allowed to go further in the TCP/IP stack.

Support for Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Windows 2012 R2.

Additional Mac client features – New client UI, Update to LiveUpdate 6, Scheduled Scan options parity with Windows, and changes to Mac client packaging to support better distribution via third party deployment tools.

Mac client support for 4 additional localized languages; Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Brazilian Portuguese.

SEPM Manageability enhancements – Allowing immediate critical security event notification and additional telemetry.

Fixes for customer reported defects.



sinha_rohit's picture

it is not possible to upgrade the server. Will i upgrade only these 2 clients and server can manage it?

AJ_01's picture

Yes server can manage these clients.



James007's picture

Yes server can manage Windows 8.1 sep client

consoleadmin's picture

Download the client setup from file connect using the serial key and install on windows 8.1 systems


Replace the sylink file from SEPM sylink after that it will be manage with Server

How to change the sylink.xml file in Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) 12.1

Article:TECH157585  |  Created: 2011-04-07  |  Updated: 2012-06-07  |  Article URL


Brɨan's picture


About Windows 8 and Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1

Article:TECH174348  |  Created: 2011-11-14  |  Updated: 2013-11-05  |  Article URL

Note: Windows 8.1 is only supported with Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 RU4 and later.

Just import the 12.1 RU4 clients packages into your SEPM

How to manually import client packages into Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM)

Article:TECH122824  |  Created: 2010-01-29  |  Updated: 2013-04-26  |  Article URL

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Sumit G's picture

Symantec 12.1 RU4 is compatible for Window 8.1.

Symantec 12.1 ru2 manage 12.1 ru4 clients. No require to update the Server for 2 clients.


Sumit G.

SameerU's picture


SEP 12.1.4 is compatible version for Windows 8.1

Please refer the link below for more information


Chetan Savade's picture


Thank you for posting in Symantec community.

You can add this link to favorite, it contains information about SEP system requirements for all the releases.

Release Notes and System Requirements for all versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Network Access Control

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

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sinha_rohit's picture

thanks all for your positive and valuable comments.