Client Interaction when Automatic Updates are Enabled on the Server - PGP Universal Server 3.0

Article:TECH149609  |  Created: 2009-10-29  |  Updated: 2012-01-31  |  Article URL
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This article details what PGP Desktop clients see when automatic Client Software Updates are enabled on the PGP Universal Server.



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

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 automatic PGP Desktop client updates

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


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

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