Client Interaction when Automatic Updates are Enabled on the Server

Article:TECH149585  |  Created: 2009-10-07  |  Updated: 2012-02-01  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH149585
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



Administrators can configure Internal User policies to allow clients to automatically receive software updates when available from the PGP Universal Server. This feature allows administrator's to deliver PGP Desktop client software updates without needing to visit each computer and install the update.


Solution




Users will only be notified of software updates if you have already updated the server to a newer version of PGP Universal containing the updated clients.

When an update is available, the client will receive a pop-up that a new version of PGP Desktop is available. The client has the option to Install the update or Remind me later.

Note: Installing the update requires users to have local Administrator permissions on the computer.


Enable PGP Desktop client updates

Use the following to enable software updates for a Internal User client policy:

Universal Server 2.x:

  1. Login to the PGP Universal Server administrative interface.
  2. Click Policy > Internal User Policy.
  3. Select the desired policy then click the Client Updates tab.
  4. Select Notify users of software updates and automatically download if you want PGP client software to automatically search for and download updates.

Universal Server 3.x:

  1. Login to the PGP Universal Server administrative interface.
  2. Click Consumers > Consumer Policy.
  3. Select the desired policy then click the Edit button on the General tab.
  4. Select Notify users of software updates and automatically download if you want PGP client software to automatically search for and download updates.

 



Legacy ID



1690


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH149585


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