Pushing virus definitions to Workstations with Symantec AV

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Jack B. Pollack, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. We are running Symantec Antivirus 8 Corporate on our Win2K3 Server & WinXP
    Workstations. Everything is set to autoupdate, but Symantec comes out with
    daily (manual) definitions more frequently then they do with the Auto-update
    (LiveUpdate) definitions.

    Is there a way I can download the daily definition on the server and PUSH
    them out to the clients?

    Jack B. Pollack, Jan 11, 2006
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  2. Jack B. Pollack

    Toolman Tim Guest

    In Jack B. Pollack spewed forth:
    Dunno about the push - I wouldn't know how to do it that way. But yes, you
    can do the download easy enough, and run a task on the workstations to
    update. Here's where to start:


    Download the file, give it a "generic" name when you save it. In other
    words, instead of keeping the filename from the web site, always call it
    "NAV_Update.exe" or something. And put it on a shared location on the
    server. Set up a scheduled task on each workstation to run the
    "NAV_Update.exe" at regularly scheduled intervals.

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    Toolman Tim, Jan 11, 2006
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