Updating Symantec groupware antivirus products without using LiveUpdate

Article:TECH79314  |  Created: 2001-01-13  |  Updated: 2013-10-22  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH79314
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Technical Solution


Environment

Issue



The antivirus software for your groupware or gateway server cannot update definitions using LiveUpdate. This document discusses how to schedule the update process through a batch file.


Solution



The solution below is only for Windows operating systems.

Download the GwGetter.bat and GwScript.txt files and save both files into the same directory.


Launching GwGetter.bat will connect to a Symantec FTP server and download the Intelligent Updater (Symcdefsi32.exe). The script runs the Intelligent Updater and deletes the file after the update is complete. You can create a scheduled task to regularly run GwGetter.bat.

The script will copy the Intelligent Updater to the folder C:\Temp. If C:\Temp does not exist, either create that directory or use edit GwGetter.bat and GwScript.txt, and change each instance of C:\Temp to refer to your preferred location.


Note: Symantec does not recommend using GwGetter.bat and GwScript.txt if Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 8 or Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition 7.x is installed on the groupware/gateway server. If you would like to use a script to update these products, read the appropriate document below:







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