You can configure the restart options on a group to control how the clients restart after Auto Upgrade.You can also restart the clients at any time by running a restart command from the management server.For all other locations, make sure you use the SEP Manager to distribute product software and content updates.You can use Auto Upgrade to install a new version of Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 on all the clients in a group.Filed under: Symentec Related — Tags: Antivirus And Antispyware Protection, SEPM 11.0, Symantec Endpoin Protection. M]to protect our clients and servers from Virus / Spywares / and Network Threats.
According to Symantec, an upgrade to version 12.1.5 will take much longer than you expect (sorry).
You need to restart the client computers after you upgrade the client software.
By default, the clients restart automatically after installation.
The upgrade to 12.1.6 MP8 from a version earlier than 12.1.5 may take much longer than you expect.
The upgrade process converts all existing content to the optimized storage format.
It was working fine since long, but I noticed that SEPM stopped updating Antivirus And Antispyware Protection virus definitions and they were almost 1 week old, rest of definitions including Proactive Threat Protection and Network Threat Protection were up to date.
So there was something wrong with the virus definition update engine.
After the upgrade, the clients will download the install package assigned to their group as they heartbeat to the manager, or on a schedule.
To upgrade clients by using Auto Upgrade: Caution: You should first update a group with a small number of test computers before you update your entire production network.
If a client is not receiving updates automatically, follow this process.
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