Group LiveUpdate fails when sending virus definitions to servers

Article:TECH196652  |  Created: 2012-09-13  |  Updated: 2014-07-18  |  Article URL
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Sending virus definitions for the group in SMSMSE Console fails with error message similar to this one:

CABARC.EXE timed out and failed to create file C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\CMaF\2.1\UPLOADS\DEFS_


There is builtin timeout of 180 seconds defined for the cabarc.exe to complete creating definitions. This timeout can be modified by setting following registry key:


with REG_DWORD value representing number of seconds.



HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Symantec\Cmaf\2.1\ArchivalTimeOutInSeconds REG_DWORD 0x000001E0

- this sets cabarc.exe timeout to 8 minutes (480 seconds)

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