How to determine whether virus definitions on a NetWare server are up to date without using Symantec System Center

Article:TECH99403  |  Created: 2001-01-16  |  Updated: 2007-01-08  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH99403
Article Type
Technical Solution


Environment

Issue



You need to determine whether virus definitions on a NetWare server are current, and you are not using Symantec System Center.


Solution



To determine the date of the currently installed virus definitions, examine the date stamp on the virus definition file. The file type varies, depending on the version of Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition or Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition installed.

To determine the date of the virus definitions with Symantec AntiVirus installed
  1. Locate the newest *.xdb file in the SYS:\SAV folder.
    If the server is a secondary server that does not manage clients, locate the newest *.vdb file in the SYS:\SAV folder.
  2. Examine the date stamp on the file. The date stamp on the file will be the same as the virus definitions date.

To determine the date of the virus definitions with Norton AntiVirus installed
  1. Locate the *.vdb files in the SYS:\NAV folder.
  2. Examine the date stamp on the newest .vdb file. The date stamp on the file will be the same as the virus definitions date.







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