HOW TO: Download PGP Desktop Client Installers in PGP Universal Server 3.0

Article:HOWTO42101  |  Created: 2009-10-30  |  Updated: 2011-03-30  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO42101
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This article describes how to download PGP Desktop client installers on PGP Universal Server 3.0.

PGP Universal Server acts as a deployment manager for your PGP Desktop deployments. You create PGP Desktop client installers with the features and settings that support your organization's security requirements, then distribute those client installers to your end users.

PGP Universal Server allows you to create custom client installers for each user policy you create on the server. If you do not create a custom user policy, then the Internal Users: Default policy is the only policy you can apply to your PGP Desktop users. Prior to downloading the client installers, you must configure the settings on the PGP Desktop screen for the custom user policy.


 

Creating an Installer with Auto-Detect Policy

  1. Login to the PGP Universal Server administrative interface.
  2. Click Consumers.
  3. On the Groups card, click Download Client. The Download PGP Clients screen is displayed.
  4. In the Client field, select PGP Desktop.
  5. In the Platform field, select Mac OS X, Windows 32-bit (Vista, XP, 2000), or Windows 64-bit (Vista, XP) as appropriate.
  6. Make sure the Customize check box is selected.
  7. Select Auto-detect Policy.
  8. In the PGP Universal Server field, type the PGP Universal Server you want the application to interact with.

    The PGP Universal Server you are using to create the installer is listed by default.

     
  9. In the Mail Server Binding field, type the name of the mail server you want bound to that PGP Universal Server. You must type this information unless your users read mail directly from this PGP Universal Server via POP or IMAP. Customized client installations will not work without mail server binding.

    Note: The * wildcard character is the default setting; the client will bind automatically to any mail server. Mail policy will be enforced for any mail server to which the client connects. You can also use the wildcard as follows: *, *.example.com, and example.*.com.

     
  10. Click Download.
  11. When prompted, select a location and click Save.
  12. Distribute the PGP Desktop installer to your users and have them install it on their systems. Once installed, PGP Desktop coordinates with the PGP Universal Server and associates the user to the correct user policy.

Creating an Installer with Preset Policy

  1. Login to the PGP Universal Server administrative interface.
  2. Click Consumers.
  3. On the Groups card, click Download Client. The Download PGP Clients screen is displayed.
  4. In the Client field, select PGP Desktop.
  5. In the Platform field, select Mac OS X, Windows 32-bit (Vista, XP, 2000), or Windows 64-bit (Vista, XP) as appropriate.
  6. Make sure the Customize check box is selected.
  7. Select Preset Policy, then select the policy you want your PGP Desktop users to be linked to from the drop-down menu.

    If you have not created any custom user policies, then the only entry in the drop-down menu is Default.

    Note: You can also select to Embed Policy into the installer. In this case, there is no connection between the client and the PGP Universal Server. The client never receives any updated policy information from the PGP Universal management server, even if the policy is updated on the server side. This is available in PGP Desktop for Windows only.

    Caution: Use this option carefully; most product features do not work in this mode.

     
  8. In the PGP Universal Server field, type the PGP Universal Server you want the application to interact with.

    The PGP Universal Server you are using to create the installer is listed by default.

     
  9. In the Mail Server Binding field, type the name of the mail server you want bound to that PGP Universal Server. You must type this information unless your users read mail directly from this PGP Universal Server via POP or IMAP. Customized client installations do not work without mail server binding.

    Note: The * wildcard character is the default setting; the client will bind automatically to any mail server. Mail policy is enforced for any mail server to which the client connects. You can also use the wildcard as follows: *, *.example.com, and example.*.com.

     
  10. Click Download.
  11. When prompted, select a location and click Save.
  12. Distribute the PGP Desktop installer to your users and have them install it on their systems. Once installed, PGP Desktop coordinates with the PGP Universal Server and associates the user to the correct user policy.

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