Preparing unmanaged clients to receive updates from third-party distribution tools

Article:HOWTO55199  |  Created: 2011-06-29  |  Updated: 2011-12-16  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55199
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Preparing unmanaged clients to receive updates from third-party distribution tools

If you install unmanaged clients from the product disc, you cannot immediately use third-party distribution tools to distribute LiveUpdate content or policy updates to them. As a security measure, by default these client computers do not trust or process the content that third-party distribution tools deliver to them.

To successfully use third-party distribution tools to deliver updates, you must first create a Windows registry key on each of the unmanaged clients. The key lets you use the inbox folder on unmanaged clients to distribute LiveUpdate content and policy updates by using third-party distribution tools.

The inbox folder appears on unmanaged clients in the following locations:

  • Pre-Vista operating systems, legacy clients:

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

  • Vista operating systems, legacy clients:

    drive:\Program Data\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\inbox

  • Pre-Vista operating systems, version 12.1 Symantec Endpoint Protection clients

    drive:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\CurrentVersion\inbox

  • Vista operating systems, version 12.1 Symantec Endpoint Protection clients

    drive:\ProgramData\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\CurrentVersion\inbox

Once you create the registry key, you can use a third-party distribution tool to copy content or policy updates to this folder. The Symantec Endpoint Protection client software then trusts and processes the updates.

To prepare unmanaged clients to receive updates from third-party distribution tools

  1. On each client computer, use regedit.exe or another Windows registry editing tool to create one of the following Windows registry keys:

    • On the clients that run Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1, create HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\SMC\SPE\TPMState

    • On the clients that run Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.x, create HKLM\Software\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\SMC\TPMState

  2. Set the value of the registry key to hexadecimal 80, as follows:

    0x00000080 (128)

    Note:

    The value is of type DWORD.

  3. Save the registry key, and then exit the registry editing tool.

See Using third-party distribution tools to update client computers

See Distributing the content using third-party distribution tools


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