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What should I think about in advance before I begin migrating my Symantec AntiVirus environment to Symantec Endpoint Protection?
Consider several factors before you begin your migration:
- Do you have the resources to create a test migration environment?
If you create such an environment is highly beneficial before you begin migration so that you can test exactly how clients and servers are grouped, which settings are migrated, and the overall migration success rate.
- Can you perform a complete migration to Symantec Endpoint Protection?
If your network contains operating systems (such as Netware) that are not supported with Symantec Endpoint Protection, then Symantec System Center must manage a subset of the clients and servers.
- Do you want to create a new client groupings or use the existing groupings from Symantec System Center?
- How do you plan on migrating Symantec Endpoint Protection to your clients? Do you plan to use third party tools or the Migration and Deployment Wizard?
- After you determine the method that you want to use to migrate your clients, you can determine whether to use certain Symantec Endpoint Protection features.
- Are there client settings that you must disable or reconfigure to ensure successful migration?
- Some client settings such as scheduled scans must be disabled before you begin migration.
Before you begin migration, you must read the migration chapters in the Installation Guide for Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Network Access Control.
What are the general steps to migrating Symantec AntiVirus to Symantec Endpoint Protection?
You must complete the following steps to migrate Symantec AntiVirus to Symantec Endpoint Protection in the order listed:
- Uninstall the Reporting Sever if you have it installed.
- Use Symantec System Center to configure settings for the management server and clients that prepare them for migration.
These settings changes are: disable scheduled scans, modify Quarantine purge options, delete histories, disable LiveUpdate, disable roaming, unlock server groups, and disable Tamper Protection. Install the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.
- Migrate your legacy clients and servers.
- Uninstall Symantec System Center
- Migrate the legacy client or server that was used to protect the computer running Symantec System Center.