No ordinary service pack…

After the successful launch of Enterprise Vault 11, it is time for another exciting new release. Today, I’m pleased to announce the general availability of Symantec Enterprise Vault™ 11.0.1. You can download the kit from Symantec File Connect here (

Enterprise Vault 11.0.1 is packed with lots of new features to help you Archive Anything, Access Anywhere and Manage Efficiently.

As the title alludes to, Enterprise Vault 11.0.1 is no ordinary service pack… justifying an upgrade couldn’t be easier! How about reduced TCO for Exchange Journaling, Smartphone & Tablet optimized search solutions, reduced PST migration time, supervisory review for social and SMTP items, hooked? Here's some more details:

SMTP Archiving
Ingesting content into the archive couldn’t be easier with the introduction of a new high performance, highly flexible and robust SMTP agent. Utilizing the SMTP protocol, Enterprise Vault can now archive any content sent to it via any application or product that supports sending email.

Apart from other benefits, the new capability offers huge ROI and reduced infrastructure costs for journaling, with no dependency on MAPI for crawling large journal mailboxes. The journal feed can be sent directly to Enterprise Vault instead of maintaining multiple journal mailboxes on dedicated Exchange servers.

NetApp c-Mode Filer Archiving
Archive content from NetApp Data On-TAP Cluster Mode (cDOT) and replace with Placeholders to preserve seamless end-user experience.

EVS Tablet Support
The power of Enterprise Vault Search (EVS) now optimized for tablet screen sizes and touch devices.

EVS Mobile
Finding your email archived items on the go is now quick and easy with Enterprise Vault Search Mobile edition (EVS Mobile).  

EVS Mobile is a smartphone optimized, archive search solution for iOS, Android and Windows Mobile.

SMTP & Social Media Enhancements for Compliance & Discovery Accelerator
Accelerators are now able to search and sample utilizing two new categories, SMTP and Social Media.

Compliance Sampling in Storage
Compliance Sampling has been moved from being a per-archive task function to being a core capability.

PST Owner Identification
Allow Enterprise Vault to determine true PST ownership by intelligently sampling the contents of each PST. This technique greatly reduces the impact of admin intervention due to not knowing who owns a PST file.

SCOM Management Pack
Enterprise Vault’s SCOM (Microsoft System Center Operations Manager) management pack has been enhanced to include monitoring and alerting for SMTP Archiving as well as SQL database fragmentation checks against all Enterprise Vault databases.

Separately downloadable Enterprise Vault Client
The latest clients can be downloaded from FileConnect without having to download the full Enterprise Vault kit, allowing faster and more targeted package download.

Support for Outlook 2013 SP1 on the server
Enterprise Vault 11.0.1 supports the use of Microsoft Outlook 2013 SP1 to be installed on the Enterprise Vault server.

Support for SQL 2014
Enterprise Vault, Discovery Accelerator & Compliance Accelerator now support the use of Microsoft SQL Server 2014.

For more information of all the new capabilities the Enterprise Vault 11 releases offer, check out the benefits of Enterprise Vault 11 quick guide here:

You can also visit the “Upgrade to Enterprise Vault 11” portal here:





If I want to archive O365 is it possible to have a number of archive equals to the number of the users on O365? Like having an EV and one Exchange on-prem.

Or can I only create one journal archive to archive all the users on O365?

The client works  fine with Outlook 2011 on OS X Yosemite 10.10.1.

I can't find in the release notes any update regarding the following issue fixed:

As we were promised by Symantec that this issue would be resolved in SP1


Can I get a confirmation for this?



Just closing the loop on this one for other readers.  Looks like this confirmed in the recent comments on this blog post:

Thanks for the follow up Sarah.

Upgraded one of my customers to EV11.0.1 yesturday.

Archiving from 2 DAG nodes of Exchange 2013. Also installed Outlook 2013 sp1 32 bit on EV server.

Works like charm. We are also experiencing better performance. Also post-processing (A1 queue) is working faster.

Very happy to get rid of old Outlook 2007 with 1000s of servicepacks and hotfixes. Smiley Happy

Exchange 2013 and Oulook 2013 are way better friends than Outlook 2007. 

I am going to roll out EV 11.0.1 to more customers soon.





What about the support for SQL Server 2014 Always On group ?

is it also supported ?

Not yet according to the compatibility guide that came out on Feb 19th. However, there is an idea for the topic. Hopefully if it gets enough votes we'll see Symantec add AlwaysOn to the product roadmap.

Vote for the idea here:

There's a survey by the product team soliciting user input too:

Thanks Andrew.

Because in my environment, the SQL Server is now consolidated into two big Virtualized SQL Server 2012 nodes running as DAG.

THe current EV v11 is still running its own outdated SQL 2008 R2 stand alone database on pld physical box to be decommssioned.

Currently SQL Server Always On groups aren't officially supported. We plan to add support in EV 12, look out for the beta later this year.

When will there be support for Enterprise Vault and Netapp cDOT 8.3 for file system archiving?  It's currently working with cDOT 8.2.3, but there are compelling reasons to upgrade to cDOT 8.3.  But, we can't until it is compatible with EV 11.0.?    It is currently shown as "Pending".


Will 11.01 work with Microsoft Office for Mac 2016?? The current version I have 11.0 doesn't.  Any info you guys can shed on this?