I am in the process of setting up and testing a new EPO 4.5 server to replace the existing EPO 3.6.1
What is the best way to move all clients to this new server?
I am not upgrading the existing server.
The way I was thinking of doing it is:
Setup new server.
Sync with AD to add all machines - about 250.
Deploy new Agent 4.5 from the new EPO using the force install over existing version - I have tested this and it seems to work
Roll out Virus Scan 8.7 also using the new server - optional. All current machnes run 8.0
Should there be any unexpected problems?
Is there a better way?
This is the first time I have used EPO so any help gratefully received
this appears certainly a good plan ...
The only problems that might come up are related to the automated update of VSE 8.0 to VSE 8.7 as long as you are running Patch 16 this will work out nicely in other scenarios where you might have a patch level lower then VSE 8.0 P16 this might fail.
Hadn't realised this. Is it not supported in as much as it cannot roll out patches, or also unsupported from the fact policies and updates do not work either?
I must admit to not having looked closely at this type of compatability as had assumed 8.0 was still pretty much widespread.
I may to do some digging for documentation then.