This document describes how to upgrade / cross-grade Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) 12.1.x from Small Business Edition (SBE) to the enterprise edition (EE).
Performing an upgrade or cross-grade from Small Business Edition to the enterprise edition is similar to upgrading from an earlier version to a later version. For a list of best practices for upgrading to the latest version, see Best practices for upgrading to the latest version of Endpoint Protection 12.1.
Review system requirements and known issues
The release notes include outstanding known issues and workarounds with the current release.
Upgrade the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
Upgrade the Symantec Endpoint Protection clients
The easiest way to upgrade your existing Symantec Endpoint Protection clients that run Windows is to use AutoUpgrade.
See Upgrading Windows clients by using AutoUpgrade in Symantec Endpoint Protection.
Otherwise, you can use the Client Deployment Wizard to save a package, to deploy for remote installation, or to email a web link to clients.
See Preparing for client installation.