This document describes supported migration paths from older versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) to the fully cloud-managed version Endpoint Security (formerly SEP 15).
SEP clients that are managed by a Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) which has not been enrolled in the cloud can be migrated to Endpoint Security (formerly SEP 15). Below is an example of a supported upgrade scenario.
This migration path is supported for SEP 12.1.6 MP5 and later clients. SEPM policies and settings are not carried forward to the Endpoint Security environment using this migration path. The upgraded clients will begin using policy settings as defined in the Symantec Endpoint Security cloud console.
SEP 14.2 RU1 or higher clients that are associated with a cloud-enrolled, on-premises SEPM can be converted to Endpoint Security, thereby removing the need for SEP client re-deployment. This can be achieved in one of two ways:
smc –cloudmanaged pathtoSymantec_Agent_Setup.exe
smc –sepmmanaged [c:\path\to\sylink.xml], whereby [c:\path\to\sylink.xml] is an optional parameter to be used in the event the client was never SEPM-managed. The process will disconnect the client from the cloud and remove credentials, stop the client services, restore sylink.xml and restart the client services.