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Installing new Policy Manager Server
I have an existing PMS/PMC 9.00 with which I support quite a few customers. Some of these customer are running Windows 2000 servers and therefore still use Antivirus for Servers 8.01 as it is the latest version available for this OS.
They have decided to do this despite me telling them that they e.g have only protection against viruses and not spyware anymore, these updates stopped december 31, 2012.
Now, for other customers I have installed/will install Server Security because of obvious reasons.
The problem for me now is that SS 9.20 is not fully supported in PMC 9.00, if I understand correctly it must be upgraded to the latest 10.01/10.10? One example is that I can´t upgrade to SS 9.20 from Antivirus for Servers because SS 9.20 appears to be Antivirus for workstations 9.32 when showing up in the console.
I read the below in the release notes for PM 10.01:
"Policy Manager no longer receives and distributes obsolete virus definition updates"
I assume that this means I can´t upgrade PM to 10.10 because then I loose all support for the old clients? Has anyone tested this, is it possible that the virus updates for 8.01 would still be distributed?
If not, is the only solution for me to install a brand new server and run all hosts that don´t have old versions on that?
This leads me to another question: If I need to install a new server, can I import parts of the old environment, e.g. can I import all the firewal settings/rules to the new environment?
Any help/thoughts on this would be very appreciated.
Thanks and Regards,