Setting up an internal LiveUpdate server

Article:HOWTO55180  |  Created: 2011-06-29  |  Updated: 2011-12-16  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55180
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Setting up an internal LiveUpdate server

By default, client gets their updates from the management server through Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager. Most organizations should use the default management server for client updates. If you select the default management server and your environment contains Mac and Windows computers, Mac clients get their updates from the default LiveUpdate server. Organizations that have a lot of clients may want to use Group Update Providers (GUPs). GUPs reduce the load on the management server and are easier to set up than an internal LiveUpdate server.

See Configuring Group Update Providers to distribute content .

If you don't want to use the default management server or Group Update Providers for client updates, you can:

  • Set up an internal LiveUpdate server.

  • Use a Symantec LiveUpdate server that is external to your network.

To use an internal LiveUpdate server, you must perform the following tasks:

  • Install the internal LiveUpdate server.

    If you provide updates to clients from a LiveUpdate Administrator 1.x server, you must go to Advanced Server Settings in the LiveUpdate Settings policy and enable support. You must check the checkbox to enabled support for LiveUpdate Administrator Utility 1.x. Support for LiveUpdate Administrator 2.x and later is always enabled.

    See Setting up an internal LiveUpdate server.

    For more information about using an internal LiveUpdate server, refer to the LiveUpdate Administrator's Guide.

    Note:

    If you use LiveUpdate Administrator version 1.x to manage your internal LiveUpdate server, you must make a change if you have custom Response packages applied. LiveUpdate clients that use the current release cannot authenticate custom Response packages. You should remove any custom packages from the central LiveUpdate server.

  • Use the LiveUpdate Settings policy to configure your clients to use that internal LiveUpdate server.

To configure Windows clients to use an internal LiveUpdate server

  1. Under Policies, click LiveUpdate.

  2. On the LiveUpdate Settings tab, right-click the policy that you want and then click Edit.

  3. Under Windows Settings, click Server Settings.

  4. In the Server Settings pane, check Use a LiveUpdate server.

  5. Click Use a specified internal LiveUpdate server, and then click Add.

  6. In the Add LiveUpdate Server dialog box, type the information that you need to identify and communicate with the server that you want to use.

    For example, for the URL:

    • If you use the FTP method (recommended), type the FTP address for the server. For example: ftp://myliveupdateserver.com

    • If you use the HTTP method, type the URL for the server. For example: http://myliveupdateserver.com or 2.168.133.11/Export/Home/LUDepot

    • If you use the LAN method, type the server UNC path name. For example, \\Myserver\LUDepot

  7. If required, type in a user name and password for the server.

    Note:

    If you use a UNC server, then LiveUpdate requires that you use the domain or workgroup in addition to the user name. If the computer is part of a domain, use the format domain_name\user_name

    If the computer is part of a workgroup, use the format computer_name\user_name.

  8. Under LiveUpdate Policy, click Schedule to set up a schedule for updates through LiveUpdate.

    See Configuring the LiveUpdate download schedule for client computers.

  9. Click OK.

  10. Click Advanced Settings.

    Decide whether to keep or change the default user settings, product update settings, and non-standard header settings. Generally, you do not want users to modify update settings. You may, however, want to let users manually launch a LiveUpdate session if you do not support hundreds or thousands of clients.

    See Configuring the amount of control that users have over LiveUpdate.

  11. Click OK.

To configure Mac clients to use an internal LiveUpdate server

  1. Under Policies, click LiveUpdate.

  2. On the LiveUpdate Settings tab, right-click the policy that you want and then click Edit.

  3. Under Mac Settings, click Server Settings.

  4. Click Use a specified internal LiveUpdate server, and then click Add.

  5. In the Add LiveUpdate Server dialog box, type the information that you need to identify and communicate with the server that you want to use.

    For example, for the URL:

    • If you use the FTP method (recommended), type the FTP address for the server. For example: ftp://myliveupdateserver.com

    • If you use the HTTP method, type the URL for the server. For example: http://myliveupdateserver.com or 2.168.133.11/Export/Home/LUDepot

  6. If required, type in a user name and password for the server and then click OK.

  7. If your server uses FTP, click Advanced Server Settings.

  8. Click the FTP mode that the server uses, either Active or Passive, and then click OK.

  9. If you use LiveUpdate Administrator version 1.x instead of the current version, click Enable support for LiveUpdate Administrator version 1.x.

  10. Under Mac Settings, click Advanced Settings.

    If you want to let client computers to get product update settings through LiveUpdate, click Download Symantec Endpoint Protection product updates using a LiveUpdate server.

  11. Click OK.

See Randomizing content downloads from a LiveUpdate server

See Configuring client updates to run when client computers are idle

See How client computers receive content updates


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