Moved to Encryption: ePO Managed for faster support.
Your steps are the basic outline. The detailed steps can be found in KB81538. I created to assist with upgrading from 6.x to 7.1 but the same steps apply for 7.0.x to 7.1.x.
Be sure to backup ePO following KB66616 prior to upgrading both the extensions and ePO.
ePO 4.8.x goes end of support at the end of the year. It may be a good time to also plan an upgrade to ePO 5.1 or 5.2 after the upgrade MDE 7.1.x.
Thank you for your response and KB81538 is helpful. Do I have to upgrade clients tp DE 7.1.X before I upgrade epo to 5.1 or 5.2?
There is no requirement that the clients be upgraded to MDE 7.1 immediately. I would upgrade the ePO server first as I always like to test upgrades of client software for a week or two on several systems prior to mass deployment.
Thank you jhall2. We will most likely go from 4.6.6 to 5.1.1 and upgrade clients on later date.
I will try to remember and post the results here when I am done.
Upgraded from 4.6.6 directly to 5.1.1. It took 36 hours because of the database size.. but it is done!!
Now on to migrating clients to a new ePO server.