We are in the process of deploying SCCM 2012 R2 with EP to our environment. The server is up and running, and we have both clients deployed out to our initial batch of test clients. However, during the deployment we encountered errors when deploying the Endpoint protection. The issue is that we are using Symantec Endpoint Protection version 12, which SCEP is not supported to uninstall. My solution is to import both anti-virus clients into SCCM Applications. Then set the SCEP application to supersede the Symantec client, forcing the removal of the Symantec client using the uninstall string provided by Symantec's msi, when we push the SCEP client. I have imported the Symantec msi's into SCCM, but I need some guidance on importing the System Center EP msi. I located the install in: Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\Client, however the install is in EXE format not MSI, preventing me from using the benefits of using applications. So I have the following questions:
- Where can I get the MSI version of the install, will it install both the x64 and x86, or will it be 2 separate MSI's?
- Assuming I can get the MSI, are there any special commands needed when I launch the install?
- Is this the correct course of action? or if I can not get the MSIs is there another way I can remove SEP 12 and then install SCEP?