Configuring client updates to run when client computers are idle

Article:HOWTO55289  |  Created: 2011-06-29  |  Updated: 2011-12-16  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55289
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Configuring client updates to run when client computers are idle

To ease client computer performance issues, you can configure content downloads to run when client computers are idle. This setting is on by default. Several criteria, such as user, CPU, and disc actions, are used to determine when the computer is idle.

If Idle Detection is enabled, once an update is due, the following conditions can delay the session:

  • The user is not idle.

  • The computer is on battery power.

  • The CPU is busy.

  • The disk I/O is busy.

  • No network connection is present.

After one hour, the blocking set is reduced to CPU busy, Disk I/O busy, or no network connection exists. Once the scheduled update is overdue for two hours, as long as a network connection exists, the scheduled LiveUpdate runs regardless of idle status.

To configure client updates to run when client computers are idle

  1. Click Policies.

  2. Under Policies, click LiveUpdate.

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

  4. Under Windows Settings, click Schedule.

  5. Check Delay scheduled LiveUpdate until the computer is idle. Overdue sessions will run unconditionally.

  6. Click OK.

See Configuring the LiveUpdate download schedule for client computers

See Configuring client updates to run when definitions are old or the computer has been disconnected


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