System Requirements for LiveUpdate Administrator 2.1 (LUA 2.1)

Article:TECH105358  |  Created: 2008-01-10  |  Updated: 2012-04-23  |  Article URL
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What are the System Requirements for installing LiveUpdate Administrator 2.1?



Important note: LUA 2.1 is not the latest available build of LUA.  Please see How to obtain the latest version of Symantec LiveUpdate Administrator 2.x (LUA 2.x) for details on the latest release. To take advantage of the latest enhancements and improvements, all users of LUA 2.x are encouraged to always use the most recent release in their environment.



The installer package is approximately 42 MB. This does not include the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) that is required for the Symantec LiveUpdate Administrator to function. The installed size is approximately 100 MB, which includes the JRE.


      • Windows 2000 Server or Advanced Server with Service Pack 4 or higher
      • Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3
      • Windows 2003 with Service Pack 1 or higher
      • Windows Vista
      • Windows 2008 Server (x86 or x64)
      • Java™ Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.5 or above
      • Internet Explorer 6.0, Netscape 8.1, or Firefox 2.0
      • TCP/IP network protocol


      • 150 MB hard disk space for the Symantec LiveUpdate Administrator, the JRE, and third-party tools.
      • 5 GB hard disk space for the Manage Updates folder and for the temporary download folder, \TempDownload. Updates are copied to the TempDownload folder prior to their distribution.
      • 3.2 GHz Intel Pentium 4 CPU or equivalent.
      • 1 GB of RAM minimum (2 GB of RAM recommended).

To install the Symantec LiveUpdate Administrator, you must log on as a Power User with Administrator privileges. You must be able to create new local users, and to create new services.

By default, the following ports are used by the Symantec LiveUpdate Administrator.

      • 8080 Used by the Symantec LiveUpdate Administrator
      • 8006 Used by Tomcat for shutdown commands. While the Symantec LiveUpdate Administrator will work if this port is closed, Tomcat shutdown operations will not.
      • 5432 Used by PostgreSQL database. If these ports are being used by other applications at the time you install the Symantec LiveUpdate Administrator, you will be prompted to enter alternate port numbers that the Symantec LiveUpdate Administrator can use.

If a firewall is enabled for IP packets sent from the Symantec LiveUpdate Administrator system, destination IP ports such as HTTP (80), HTTPS(443), and FTP(21), should be allowed for communication. The Symantec LiveUpdate Administrator communicates with the Distribution Centers using these ports.

Problems may occur while using a Terminal Service for installation. You should install the Symantec LiveUpdate Administrator directly from the console.

LiveUpdate Administrator 2.1 Getting Started Guide


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