About Installing LiveUpdate Administrator 2.x on a Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 Operating System

Article:TECH152817  |  Created: 2011-02-07  |  Updated: 2012-09-12  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH152817
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The system requirements for the Symantec LiveUpdate Administrator can be installed on a Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3, Windows Vista with Service Pack 0 or higher, and (for LUA 2.3 or above) Windows 7.  Are there any know limitations when installing LUA 2.x on these workstation operating systems?


Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 are desktop operating systems rather than server platforms. As these have hard-coded limits to the number of concurrent connections that can be maintained, network connectivity is inherently limited. 

LiveUpdate Administrator 2.x installations on XP, Vista, and Windows 7 are recommended only for the smallest of offices (for example: ten Symantec Endpoint Protection clients that are not managed by a SEPM, in an office that has no server at all).  LUA can download the latest definitions once and make them available to the SEP clients locally, saving each client from downloading the same files from the Internet LiveUpdate servers. 

If possible, though, it is always preferable for LUA 2.x to be installed on a server OS (Windows 2003 or Windows 2008).  Server operating systems are designed for many simultaneous network connections and typically have the storage and processing capabilities that LUA 2.x requires.  Periodic, intermittent failures to communicate are expected behavior when LUA 2.x is installed on a workstation OS.

Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH152817

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