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Managing Legacy Estate

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Hi all,

Given the nature of this query, I appreciate there won't be an 'offical' recommendation, but rather a discussion of least worse practices 🙂

 

For those of you managing legacy systems (XP/W2003 (!) / W2000 (!!!!) etc),  what approach do you take?

Attempt to manage these systems from an up to date version of ePO e.g. 5.9.1 either by upgrading your existing ePO server or by building a new server & migrating systems?

Or perhaps instead keeping a 'legacy' ePO server just for legacy systems until they die off, with supported systems managed by an up to date ePO server?

 

I have a small estate of W2000/W2003/XP which are currently being managed from a server running 5.3.2

I've migrated any newer systems from the 5.3.2 server to a server running 5.9.1 already, and am debating what I can/will do with the legacy systems.

Thoughts?

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Seems like you have already done what would be best - just keep your existing epo server till those systems are no longer around.  Yes, epo 5.3 will be eol first quarter of next year, but it will still function.

 

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The problem with going to 5.9.1 is that any 4.x agents will not be able to communicate once the sha1 to sha2 migration is started.  So, it would be my recommendation to keep an older epo like you have now and manage those systems and migrate your other systems to a new server. 

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Seems like you have already done what would be best - just keep your existing epo server till those systems are no longer around.  Yes, epo 5.3 will be eol first quarter of next year, but it will still function.

 

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