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GUP policies

Created: 08 Mar 2013 • Updated: 08 Mar 2013 | 7 comments
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i heard that gup provide the defintion to clients but i not confirmthat gup provide the policies to clients or not?

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consoleadmin's picture

A Group Update Provider is a client computer that you designate to locally distribute content updates to clients. A Group Update Provider downloads content updates from the management server and distributes the updates to clients.

Group Update Provider not provide the policies, clients are getting the policy from Manager.


hineshtrivedi's picture

will it possible that clients are only communicate with gup not to manager even it required the defintion or policies.

Rafeeq's picture


They have to communicate with the manager so that they can know who the GUP is.

and also GUP can take update only from manager.

You can check this on the client by enabling sylink

04/08 10:51:04 [456] <GetGupList:>SMS return=200
04/08 10:51:04 [456] <ParseHTTPStatusCode:>200=>200 OK

The client is requesting the sepm on 8014 for gup information. There wont be any cached info of gup on the client, whenever heartbeat happens it looks for these info.

pete_4u2002's picture

client need to communicate to SEPM even if it needs to get the content from GUP.

SebastianZ's picture

As per official documentation:

Group Update Provider Overview
The Group Update Provider was a feature request to support designating a particular client to serve as a computer that will get content updates and publish them. This is designed to provide functionality vaguely similar to configuring a legacy Symantec AntiVirus client as a secondary server.
The computer that is downloading and publishing the content is referred to as the “Group Update Provider.” The computers in the client group will use the designated “Group Update Provider” as a local proxy for content updates.

...GUP is able to provide only content updates = definitions to the clients, nothing else. Client will get the policies from SEPM, as well the information about the available definition updates will come form SEPM as well.

Ambesh_444's picture


Agreed with Admin, Rafeeq& Pete.

Client  only takes updates from GUP.

Clients takes policy from SEPM

Thank& Regards,


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