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Running LiveUpdate from the commandline

Created: 17 Sep 2008 • Updated: 21 May 2010 | 2 comments

I want to run the LiveUpdate in a SAV environment from the commanline rather then using the LiveUpdate button in the SAV client.


When i run LUALL.EXE, the product box shows only the two options "LiveUpdate" and "Symantec Security Software Update". Therefore,the definitions will not be updated.


When i run the LiveUpdate button from the client, the product box show "AVENGE MICRODEFS25 SAVCORP10" and "LiveUpdate" and the defintions will be updated.


How can i make it running from the commandline with LUALL.EXE?


With kind regards,





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has972's picture

You can use this command line "Luall.exe" -a -s [ -p"Avenge MicroDefs25 SavCorp10" -l"SymAllLanguages"]"

Mick2009's picture

Hi Bernd,

If you are running 32-bit SAV 10, you might be better using the VDTM technology which SAV clients use to receive definitions from their SAV parent server.  These updates happen automatically: there is no need to create scheduled tasks or .bat scripts to run commands. 

VDTM is not a feature with 64-bit SAV clients, and it does need a SAV parent server so unmanaged clients will not be able to use it. 

Some more information is available in the following article:

Updating virus definitions for Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.x and Symantec Client Security 3.x

Thanks and best regards,


With thanks and best regards,