Must I uninstall Symantec Enterprise AV before upgrading Win 2000 Server to 2003?

Yes, it's probably a good idea, but if it's not necessary, I don't want to.  Any voices of experience around?

Thank you.
fuze44Asked:
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jhalapradeepCommented:
Hi,

Removing SAV is not required prior to windows upgrade. It should be fine to upgrade win 2k without removing symantec antivirus software.

Regards,
Pradeep Jhala

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MagicFarmerCommented:
You are right that it is not entirely necessary, but if you are going to the trouble to upgrade your server OS, I would also take the time to load a clean install of your Enterprise AV.  It won't add much to your entire project scope, and you are assured that (arguably) your most important piece of 3rd party software is loaded properly.
fuze44Author Commented:
I almost went the safe route by uninstalling before upgrading, but since I created an image first, I decided to just push through.  I did, though, disable all unessential services and apps first.  In the end, SAV still works, but its MMC control panel will not start.  So, there is a little repairing left to do.

Thanks to both of you.  Good to hear arguments from both sides of the issue.
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