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Update an unmanaged Client with jdb file

Created: 04 Sep 2013 • Updated: 05 Sep 2013 | 9 comments
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Hi All,

Someone can help me? Is it possible to update an unmanaged client with a jdb file?

Regards.

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SebastianZ's picture

Have you tried updating with Intelligent Updater? - way easier than .jdb

 

How to update definitions for Symantec Endpoint Protection using the Intelligent Updater

Article:TECH102606  |  Created: 2007-01-08  |  Updated: 2011-03-09  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH102606

Using Intelligent Updater files to update client virus and security risk definitions

Article:HOWTO55187  |  Created: 2011-06-29  |  Updated: 2011-12-16  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55187

 

IU can be downloaded from here:

http://www.symantec.com/security_response/definiti...

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SMLatCST's picture

Why don't you just use the intelligent updater executable instead?

It is possible, but takes some messing about with LU policies to enable the Third party distribution method.

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH105498
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH104363

Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Incase if this is only 1 or few unmanaged client machines, then you could update these clients Manually by Downloading and Running the Intelligent updater which would update the Definitions.

Check this Article:

How to update definitions for Symantec Endpoint Protection using the Intelligent Updater

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH102606

The below articles tell you how to do this:

Using Intelligent Updater files to update client virus and security risk definitions

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO80903

How to manually update definitions for a managed Symantec Endpoint Protection Client using the .jdb file

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH104363

The above article will need to be used with this article (http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH105498) to get the unmanaged client to allow 3rd party content distribution.

 

However, incase if you are carrying a Number of Unmanaged clients, then you may need to take assistance of Liveupdate Administrator Utility.

Check these Articles below to update:

Is it Supported to Configure Unmanaged Symantec Endpoint Protection Clients to Update from LiveUpdate Administrator 2.x rather than the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager?

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH123388

Installation and configuration of LUA

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/i...

Updating downloads in an internal LiveUpdate Administrator 2.x Server using the downloads from an external LiveUpdate Server

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH106254

How to change the LiveUpdate source of an unmanaged Windows Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 Client

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH166129

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
MIM | MCSA | MCTS | STS | SSE | SSE+ | ITIL v3

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Rafeeq's picture

Possible.

How to manually update definitions for a managed Symantec Endpoint Protection Client using the .jdb file

Article:TECH104363  |  Created: 2008-01-07  |  Updated: 2012-08-30  |  Article URLhttp://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH10436

Create a folder called Inbox as its unmanged then drop it

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/updating-stand-alone-unmanaged-client-jdb

SMLatCST's picture

Oh yeah, this one would be handy too:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO80914

Use this to enable third party distribution, then follow the other article I linked where it pretty much just says to download the JDB file and pop it in the inbox folder.  Note: you cannot manually create an Inbox folder (or if you do, it won't do anything)

Mick2009's picture

Hi Charry,

I recommend the .jdb over the Intelligent Updater, myself.  Yes, TPM (Third Party Management) needs to be enabled first.  But with SEP 12.1 RU3 and above, it is now possible to drop on a .jdb for AV and also for SONAR ("Behavior-Based Protection") and IPS ("Network-Based Protection") definitions too.  AV alone is not enough here in 2013.

Is there a file that will update non-AntiVirus content on a Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager or Symantec Endpoint Protection client?
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH190343 
 

Hope this helps!

Mick

With thanks and best regards,

Mick