I have a management server which I use for things like Backup Exec, Syslog and my Symantec EndPoint Protection Management server which is a HP Proliant DL160 G6 runnig Windows 2003 R2 Enterprise. It has been running EndPoint 11.1 for about 18 months fine, but the other day I decided it was time to go to 12.1 as we qualified for a free update.
I tested it out on my VM test lab and all seemed OK, so I did the upgrade on my management server and again the EndPoint Manager worked great on 12.1. I upgraded a few clients without issues so thought it was going OK, so then I upgraded the SEP client on my Management server to 12.1. As soon as the install finished my server blue screens with HARDWARE MALFUNCTION ??
I try a reboot, no joy, so I boot to safe mode and uninstall the SEP client and it then boots fine! Some googling later and I found some similar problems with Kaspersky so I updated all my management servers drivers, firmware and BIOS and tried again......same problem!
All my clients/VMs I have upgraded work fine, but this server doesn't want to work. All my other physical servers (DCs/Exchange etc) are also HP Proliant G6 servers (a mix of DL360 & DL380) while my management server is a DL160 G6. I have got no help from Symantec on this, they just tell me to update drivers etc which I have so I'm a little stuck.
I did find this - http://www.tricksguide.com/blue-screen-error-hardware-malfunction-pci-express-error-hp-proliant-server.html
- which talks about disabling No Execute Memory Protection but my model server doesn't have this option.