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Force Update from Symantec Liveupdate Server

Created: 27 Sep 2012 | 6 comments


I have a SBS 2008 server and Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business 12.1 installed for 15 clients. My problem is that all clients are at an other city an we work with vpn. I have noticed that a had a big problem with clients trying to work because a big amount of traffic was used from antivirus trying to get new definitions from management server i suppose, so I am using a program to limit the bandwith antivirus uses. Is there a way to configure clients to update through Symantec liveupdate server and not my management server? (I cannot see many options in Liveupdate policy...)

Thanks in advance.

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Ashish-Sharma's picture


Check this Artical.

How to configure mobile computers to automatically download virus definitions when disconnected from the Symantec Endpoint Protection Management console

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

George Kotsieris's picture

Thanks for your answer.

I don't have the option "Use the default management server (recommended)".

My only option (which is strange...) at Liveupdate policy is "Enable Liveupdate Scheduling" which was checked by defalult.

Is it because it is Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business?

Also it says at the description problem "when clients are disconnected from the network"

I want this to happen always no matter if they are connected or not.

Mithun Sanghavi's picture


Follow these Articles below to plan the SEP environment on Low Bandwidth Environment.

Best practices to improve low performance.

Network architecture considerations

Top 10 Symantec Best Practices - Deploying Symantec Endpoint Protection Architecture

Symantec Endpoint Protection Sizing and Scalability Best Practices White Paper

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Associate Security Architect


Don't forget to mark your thread as 'SOLVED' with the answer that best helped you.

Ashish-Sharma's picture


Are you using Small business Edition ?

If yes you can Install unmanaged client.

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma


hi all

see pdf file to full live update server settings

also you can used senaria "

Group Update Provider

if any problem contact me

LiveUpdate Administrator 2.x server.pdf 54.47 KB
George Kotsieris's picture

Thank you all for the quick replies!

I will check them out tomorrow when I will be able to connect at my customer's server and I will let you know!

Thanks again!