About editing the Symantec Protection Engine configuration files
You can configure most of the options for Symantec Protection Engine through the Web-based console. However, there are configuration options that are not available in the console that you might need to reconfigure.
You can change certain Symantec Protection Engine settings by modifying the data in the XML files.
The XML files that you can modify are as follows:
Contains logging, the temporary directory location, protocol configurations, and operating-system-specific settings
Contains settings for URL filtering, MIME, and container limits
Contains LiveUpdate options
Contains access-denied and notification messages, extension policy and extension lists, and Bloodhound scanning settings
In Solaris and Linux, the default location for the XML files is /opt/SYMCScan/bin/. In Windows, the default location is C:\Program Files\Symantec\Scan Engine\ for 32-bit Windows platform, and C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\Scan Engine\ for 64-bit Windows platform.
Editing these files should only be performed using the XML modifier. any other option beside the XML-Modifier is not supported:
For a list of options that can be modified please refer to the Command Line Reference Guide of the SPE version you have installed
When you are finished with editing the settings in the XML files using the XMLModifier, you must stop and start Symantec Protection Engine. Changes to settings in the console (if any) appear the next time that you open the console.
Several configuration options are not addressed here and should not be changed. Changes to certain options can detrimentally affect product performance. For example, the installation directory is specified at installation, and the product does not function if you change this value.
Imported Document ID: HOWTO79738
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