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  • 1.  Cannot reconfigure SEPM to new SQL server

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Dec 15, 2016 06:18 PM
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    I have moved SEP Manager database to a new server. When I then use Management Server Configuration Wizard to change database and try to save I get this error:

    The management server "sepserver" already exists. You must change the server name.
    And my new database server is not saved.

    I have followed this tech note:

    It is step 7 that does not work for me:

    Once complete, Run the "Management Server Configuration Wizard" and point
    the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager to the new server housing the newly attached Database.


    How can I resolve this issue?

    Windows 2012 R2
    SQL 2014
    SEPM: 12.1.6608.6300

  • 2.  RE: Cannot reconfigure SEPM to new SQL server

    Posted Dec 15, 2016 07:31 PM

    yes you have temporarily put in a different server name and once you are into the SEPM console delete the old sepm server name and then rename the new server to old server name. 

  • 3.  RE: Cannot reconfigure SEPM to new SQL server

    Posted Jan 12, 2017 08:38 AM

    Ok, If I change to a different server name in Configuration Wizard, must I change computername on the server too?
    And when I rename back to the old name I run Configuration Wizard again?
    I keep all configuration when I change server name like this?

  • 4.  RE: Cannot reconfigure SEPM to new SQL server

    Posted Jan 18, 2017 07:56 AM

    The answer to your question is Yes and Yes. you need to change your server named a to b and run MSCW and let the Sever B be added to your site. then delete the old server a entry from SEPM. once again rename the server back to server a and run MSCW and update the server a in the site.