Because Antigen 8 for Exchange and Antigen 8 for SMTP Gateways are reaching their “End of Life” date on December 31, 2009, you will need to migrate to Antigen 9 or the appropriate Forefront product if you are currently running either of these products.

 Additionally, the Antigen 8 for IM and Antigen 8 for SharePoint products will also eventually reach their own End of Life dates, and you will also have to migrate off of these products and onto supported versions.

The recommended procedures for migrating from Antigen 8 products to Antigen 9 or Forefront products are provided in this article.

 

Migrating from Antigen 8.0 for Exchange to Antigen 9.0 for Exchange:

You may upgrade Antigen 8 for Exchange to Antigen 9 for Exchange in one of two ways – by using a management tool (the Antigen Central Manager [ACM]) or by performing the upgrade locally on the Exchange server.

Note: You must be running Exchange 2000 or 2003 to upgrade from Antigen 8.0 to Antigen 9.0. If you are running Exchange 5.5 you must first uninstall Antigen 8.0, upgrade Exchange to 2000 or 2003 following Microsoft Exchange upgrade procedures, and then install Antigen 9.0.

 

To upgrade Sybari Antigen 8.0 SR3 to Microsoft Antigen 9.0 using a management tool, follow these steps:

1.

Download the Antigen 9.0 installation package, and save it to a temporary folder.

2.

Double-click the Antigen 9.0 installation package to extract the files.

3.

Open the Antigen Central Manager.

4.

On the Jobs menu, click Default Options.

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In the Global Settings dialog box, enter the source folder name, add the location of the files that you have extracted in step 2, and click OK.

6.

On the Jobs menu, click Create Job.

7.

In the Task box, click to select Install.

8.

Click Add to add the Antigen 8.0 SR3 server that you want to upgrade to Antigen 9.0.

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Click Options to open the Installation Options dialog box.

10.

Verify the information.

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Click OK to close the Installation Options dialog box.

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Click OK to close the Create Job dialog box.

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Select the installation job that you created, and click the green arrow to start the job.

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When the install has completed successfully, the following message will appear under Status in the ACM – “The job has completed successfully.”

 

To upgrade Sybari Antigen 8.0 SR3 to Microsoft Antigen 9.0 locally, simply double click the Antigen 9 for Exchange Setup.exe that you have previously downloaded from the Microsoft Volume License Site and following the prompts in the install.

For more information about the Antigen 9.0 for Exchange install, see Chapter 2 - Installing Microsoft Antigen for Exchange in the Antigen for Exchange User Guide found here:

 

 

Migrating from Antigen 8.0 for Exchange to FSE:

Since FSE is only supported on Exchange 2007, you must first uninstall Antigen 8.0 for Exchange, upgrade your Exchange 2000 or 20003 installation to Exchange 2007 following the Exchange 2007 product documentation, and then perform a fresh installation of FSE.

-          To uninstall Antigen 8.0 for Exchange, stop all Antigen and Exchange services in the Service Control Manager and then click Remove in Add/Remove Programs. Follow the prompts to remove the product, and then delete the Antigen for Exchange installation folder (default path of Program Files\Sybari Software\Antigen for Exchange).

-          To upgrade Exchange 2000 or 2003 to Exchange 2007, follow the recommended upgrade procedure outlined the Exchange 2007 product documentation.

 

Migrating from Antigen 8.0 for IM to Forefront Security for Office Communications Server (FSOCS):

As there are no Antigen 9 products for IM, you must first uninstall your Antigen 8 product, then upgrade your existing IM installation to one of the supported versions, and then perform a fresh install of FSOCS.

·         To uninstall Antigen 8.0 for IM, stop all Antigen services in the Service Control Manager and then click Remove in Add/Remove Programs. Follow the prompts to remove the product, and then delete the Antigen for IM installation folder (default path of Program Files\Sybari Software\Antigen for IM).

 

·         To upgrade Microsoft Live Communications Server 2003 or Microsoft Live Communications Server 2005 to Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 or Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2, follow the recommended upgrade procedure outlined the OCS product documentation.

 

Migrating from Antigen 8.0 for SharePoint to Forefront Security for SharePoint (FSSP):

As there are no Antigen 9 products for SharePoint, you must first uninstall your Antigen 8 product, then upgrade your existing SharePoint installation to one of the supported versions, and then perform a fresh install of FSSP.

·         To uninstall Antigen 8.0 for SharePoint, stop all Antigen and SharePoint services from the Service Control Manager and then click Remove in Add/Remove Programs. Follow the prompts to remove the product, and then delete the Antigen for SharePoint installation folder (default path of Program Files\Sybari Software\Antigen for SharePoint).

 

To upgrade Windows SharePoint Services 2003 or SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 or Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services version 3, follow the recommended upgrade procedure outlined the SharePoint 2007 or version 3 product documentation.

Holly Kipp
Knowledge Engineer