Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.1.x has reached the end of its product life (EOL) in May 2015. Customers will have the option of keeping the on-premises edition or they can migrate to Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition (SEP SBE) cloud. Additionally, it will reach the end of support life (EOSL) on July 5th, 2018.
To migrate from the Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.x on-premises product to SEP SBE cloud:
To upgrade to the cloud version click here and select the Upgrade Now button.
Select Create a Trial Account and provide the requested information.
Login to the trial account. Be sure to review the migration page before clicking the Start Migration button. NOTE: (If the migration tab is not visible, contact Technical Support to have the migration tab enabled).
The CMESTool is used to import existing licenses, group structure and policies to the cloud management console. To start the process accept the terms and conditions of the export tool and then click the Download Tool button.
Ensure that the system policy(s) defined in the Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) do not enforce password-protected removal
Download, save and extract CMEStool.zip to the tools directory on the server hosting the SEPM.
Launch CMESTools.bat and use the browse button to identify a directory to save the output file.
In the Migration tab in the management console - use the Import button to upload the file.
Once the file has been uploaded review the data for accuracy and then click the confirm button.
Run the SEPMigrator.exe on the server hosting the SEPM.
The following steps will automatically restart systems; please do this outside of office-hours and ensure that all work is saved.
Download the SEPAgentMigrator.exe.
Right-click SEPAgentMigrator.exe and select Run as administrator.
To display a warning of the upcoming system restart to end-users check the box for Reboot warning. If servers need to be migrated separately select Skip servers. Hit the begin button to start creating the package.
Once finished click the Publish button.
On the download page for the SEPAgentMigrator select View Migration Status to monitor clients as they convert to SEP SBE agents.
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