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Easy Downgrade

Created: 05 Jan 2012 | 2 comments
Mithun Sanghavi's picture
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Hello,

It is Easier to Upgrade a version of Symantec Endpoint Protection.

Example:

Symantec Antivirus v.10.x to Symantec Endpoint Protection v.11.x to Symantec Endpoint Protection v.12.1

Symantec Antivirus v.10.x to Symantec Endpoint Protection v.12.1

However, there is no Easy Solution to Downgrade versions or Symantec Antivirus / Symantec Endpoint Protection

Administrators should have a choice of versions to be installed on their machines.

The requirement of Testing of any new Security Software is an Important before it is put on the Production Environment.

However, sometimes it happens that the Software may not be working hand in hand with certain softwares after upgrade is performed.

In such critical situations, it is important for an Administrator to quickly restore the machine by downgrading the Software to an Older version without Uninstalling and Reinstalling (to save valuable time)

A Tool specifically created for this purpose may do the Job OR if implementing this in the Upcoming Releases may help as well.

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poly15's picture

Definitely need this.  I was forced to create this script / article because of my need to downgrade without any build in enterprise solution in SEPM

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

Being able to do this downgrade would make me MUCH more willing to do upgrades as they are released. 

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Jeremy Dundon's picture

SEP uses the Microsoft Installer.

The Microsoft Installer won't allow "downgrades" to a lower version of an installed program.

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