About upgrading client software

Article:HOWTO55057  |  Created: 2011-06-29  |  Updated: 2011-12-16  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55057
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About upgrading client software

You can use several methods to upgrade Symantec client software. Some methods can take up to 30 minutes. Therefore, you may want to upgrade client software when most users are not logged on to their computers.

Table: Methods to upgrade Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Network Access Control client software

Upgrade method

Description

AutoUpgrade

Use AutoUpgrade to update clients in one or more groups from the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console.

See Upgrading clients by using AutoUpgrade.

LiveUpdate Settings policy

Configure a LiveUpdate Settings policy for a group that defines a LiveUpdate server and allows clients to run LiveUpdate.

See Updating client software with a LiveUpdate Settings policy.

Product disc

Use the installation program on the product disc to install a new version of the client.

Other methods

Use one of the other supported methods of installing client software.

See About client deployment methods.

If the Symantec Network Access Control client is also installed, you should upgrade both the Symantec Endpoint Protection client and the Symantec Network Access Control client. You can assign both the Symantec Endpoint Protection package and the Symantec Network Access Control package to the same group. In this case, make sure that the Maintain Features option is selected.

See Upgrading to a new release of Symantec Endpoint Protection.


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