Distributing content using Group Update Providers
|Article:HOWTO27352|||||Created: 2010-01-08|||||Updated: 2010-01-20|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO27352|
A Group Update Provider is a client computer that you designate to locally distribute content updates to clients. A Group Update Provider downloads content updates from the management server and distributes the updates to clients.
A Group Update Provider is ideal for delivering content updates to clients that have limited network access to the server. You can use a Group Update Provider to conserve bandwidth to clients in a remote location over a slow link.
Table: Managing Group Update Providers
Verify client communication
Before you configure Group Update Providers, verify that the clients can receive content updates from the server. Resolve any client-server communication problems.
You can view client-server activity in the System logs.
See Viewing logs.
Configure Group Update Providers
You configure Group Update Providers by specifying settings in the LiveUpdate Settings Policy. You can configure a single Group Update Provider or multiple Group Update Providers.
Assign the LiveUpdate Settings Policy to groups
You assign the LiveUpdate Settings Policy to the groups that use the Group Update Providers. You also assign the policy to the group in which the Group Update Provider resides.
For a single Group Update Provider, you assign one LiveUpdate Settings Policy per group per site.
For multiple Group Update Providers, you assign one LiveUpdate Settings Policy to multiple groups across subnets.
Verify that clients are designated as Group Update Providers
You can view the client computers that are designated as Group Update Providers. You can search client computers to view a list of Group Update Providers. A client computer's properties also shows whether or not it is a Group Update Provider.
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