Upgrading a management server

You must upgrade all management servers before you upgrade any clients.
If you upgrade management servers in an environment that supports load balancing, failover, or replication, you must prepare and upgrade them in a specific order.
You must follow the scenario that applies to your type of installation, or your upgrade can fail.
Upgrade tasks
Task
Description
Upgrade the management server
Review the system requirements and supported upgrade paths, upgrade the management server, and then configure it with the Management Server Configuration Wizard.
As of 14, the following applies to a
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
upgrade:
  • Windows Server 2003, all desktop operating systems, and 32-bit operating systems are no longer supported.
  • SQL Server 2005 is no longer supported for the database. Support is also dropped for SQL Server 2008 earlier than SP4, and SQL Server 2008 R2 earlier than SP3.
  • You must now enter SQL Server system administrator credentials during the upgrade.
You may need to edit the domain security policies to allow the virtual service accounts to run correctly for Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2 or later.
Log onto the management server
When the
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
logon panel appears, you can log on to the console by using your logon credentials.
You are not required to restart the computer after the upgrade, but you may notice performance improvements if you restart the computer and log on.