About using third-party distribution tools to distribute content updates to managed clients

Article:HOWTO26818  |  Created: 2010-01-08  |  Updated: 2010-01-15  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO26818
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About using third-party distribution tools to distribute content updates to managed clients

Large networks might rely on third-party distribution tools like IBM Tivoli, Microsoft SMS, and so on to distribute updates to client computers. Symantec client software supports update distribution with these tools. To use third-party distribution tools, you need to get the update files, and you need to distribute the update files with a distribution tool.

For managed clients, you can get the update files after installing and configuring a Symantec Endpoint Protection Management server as the only server at a site. You then schedule and select the LiveUpdate content updates to download to the site.

See Configuring a site to download content updates.

The update files are downloaded into sub-directories in the following (default) directory:

\Program Files\Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager\data\outbox\

You then distribute the files to the inbox folder on client computers.

By default, this folder does not exist, and client software does not check and process content in this folder. For managed clients, you must configure a LiveUpdate Settings Policy for the group, enable third-party distribution to clients in the group, and assign the policy. The inbox folder then appears on the client computers in the group. For unmanaged clients, you must manually enable a Windows registry key on the client computers.

The inbox folder appears in the following location on the client computers that do not run Windows Vista:

\\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\ Symantec Endpoint Protection\inbox\

The inbox folder appears in the following location on the client computers that run Windows Vista:

\\Program Data\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\inbox\

See Distributing content to managed clients with third-party distribution tools.


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