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SEP 12 download source config for autoupgrade

Created: 05 Nov 2012 • Updated: 06 Nov 2012 | 4 comments
ThaveshinP's picture
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What are the pre-requisites for having a download source server configured for autoupgrades? I have a number of machines in another region - with a GUP inplace. Can I configure the GUP to be a download source as well?

What needs to be installed and how do I go about creating the URL(http or https)?

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Ashish-Sharma's picture

Upgrade clients to SEP 12.1 using Auto upgrade feature

http://www.symantec.com/connect/videos/upgrade-clients-sep-121-using-auto-upgrade-feature

Upgrade clients to SEP 12.1 by Auto upgrade feature

http://www.symantec.com/connect/articles/upgrade-clients-sep-121-auto-upgrade-feature

What needs to be installed and how do I go about creating the URL(http or https)?

 

How to upgrade a client from a non-manager server using the "Download the client package from the following URL (http or https)" option.

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH106181

Forum Article also available for same

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/how-auto-upgrade-remote-site-clients-using-iis

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

 

 

Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

There is an Idea in place for the same  -

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/ideas/extend-gup-functionality-distribute-auto-upgrade-install-packages-gup-process

However, Try "Product Update Settings" under Liveupdate Policies.

It Downloads Symantec Endpoint Protection product updates using a LiveUpdate server.

Downloads and installs client software updates automatically when users click LiveUpdate or when a scheduled LiveUpdate session runs. When disabled, prevents downloading and installing client software updates, even if another Symantec product runs LiveUpdate on the client computer.

If the LiveUpdate Settings policy specifies that clients download updates from a Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager or Group Update Provider, the updates are in the form of microdefs. If the LiveUpdate Settings policy specifies that clients download updates from a LiveUpdate server, the updates are in the form of MSP (patch) files.

This setting lets you control client software versions. When this setting is disabled, client software can only be manually updated. When the management server downloads and processes patches, it creates a microdef, which automatically appears as a new package. The new package appears in the Client Install Packages pane. You can then select the package, and use the Upgrade Groups with Package feature for your Windows clients. You must provide manual updates for Mac clients by using a third-party tool or by making the update package available for download on your network.

Also, check this Thread: 

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/prerequisite-installing-sep-remotely#comment-7915541

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
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Ariv's picture

Agree with above comments :)

To add to that, GUP downloads only defintions from SEPM and distributes them to clients. So it can't be done using GUP.