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Putting It All Together: The Best of Two Versions: DS 6.9 and 7.1 (updated April 1, 2013)

Created: 01 Apr 2013 • Updated: 24 Apr 2013 | 3 comments
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Executive Extract:

There has been significant confusion about these two versions of Deployment Solution.  Version 7.x of Deployment Solution is definitely intended to be a product upgrade from 6.9, but Symantec recognizes the need to keep both versions active until feature parity is achieved.  At this time therefore, both products are fully supported and no End of Life has been made for either version.  

This leaves customers with a very real choice between two product versions that differ significantly in execution and extended features.
Which is right for you?  Should you migrate?  If so, to which version?
Hopefully, this document will help clear that up by discussing things like:
  • Understanding the fundamental differences in the two versions.
  • Understanding how each version fits in the Symantec Endpoint Management portfolio.
  • Knowing the strengths and weaknesses of each version of Deployment Solution.
  • Understanding how to migrate from 6.9 to 7.1.
  • Understanding how to migrate from 7.1 to 6.9.
  • Knowing how to integrate both versions during a migration or longer.


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ChrisKader's picture

If I am on 7.1 right now, can I "downgrade" or "migrate" to 6.9 with my current licensing?

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Thomas Baird's picture

Most likely, yes.  CMS I believe ships with a license for both.

Thomas Baird
Enthusiast for making things better!

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michael cole's picture

Refering a customer here along with

which gives great background reading for folks needing to plan this.

Michael Cole

Principal Business Critical Engineer

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