Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) migration

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I have migrated a v11.06300.803 SEPM install to a new server as per the instructions (situation 2) in the following link:
http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH104389

The only thing this document doesn't address (and I haven't been able to find how to do this with any search criteria) is how to migrate the install folders that are used when installing the clients. I usually create a share on the server and point to that shared folder when creating the install packages with the Migration and Deployment Wizard. I had copied all of those folders from the original server to the new server and then realized that I assume the communications settings (sylink.xml) are probably embedded in the created executable and are still pointing to the original server.

Is this correct, and if so, how do I alter those folders to so that clients installed from this point on will point to the new server. I need to figure this out before I take the old server offline and can't find anything about this subject.

Thanks in advance.

Ken
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Building the install packages are quick and easy, just build new packages.

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But that is just going to create additional client groups in the management console. I guess I could just move the clients to the newly created groups and then delete the old groups I move them from, if that is the best solution.
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You could just replace the old sylink.xml file with sylink.xml of the new server on the clients.

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The clients are already pointed to the new server as the SEPM migration worked as per the link I posted in my question. It is just that the packages that are linked to existing client groups from the original server are pointing to the original server.
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I do not understand what you are asking?
You can delete the install packages you no longer use. You could updagrade the client groups with the new version.

The new version packages have to be created, of you go to the client groups, the last tab lists the current version of the client that is assigned to the group, you can upgrade the group with the newer version.  The clients will check and be notified that they should update.  The location of the package is know and assigned by the install and is located within the Symantec end point protection directory.

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