By default, your Windows clients get their updates from the management server. If you select the default management server and your environment includes Mac and Linux computers, Mac and Linux clients get their updates from the default LiveUpdate server.
If you manage a large number of clients, you may want to use Group Update Providers (GUPs) for Windows clients. GUPs reduce the load on the management server and are easier to set up than an internal LiveUpdate server.
If you don't want to use the default management server or Group Update Providers for client updates, you can:
Set up an internal LiveUpdate server.
Use a Symantec LiveUpdate server that is external to your network.
To use an internal LiveUpdate server, you must perform the following tasks:
Install the internal LiveUpdate server.
For more information about using an internal LiveUpdate server, refer to the LiveUpdate Administrator's Guide.
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager no longer includes legacy support for LiveUpdate Administrator 1.x. To continue using an internal LiveUpdate server, you should upgrade to the latest version of LiveUpdate Administrator. Support for LiveUpdate Administrator 2.x and later is always enabled.
Use the LiveUpdate Settings policy to configure your clients to use that internal LiveUpdate server.
You can specify proxy settings for the clients that connect to an internal LiveUpdate server for updates. The proxy settings are for updates only. They do not apply to other types of external communication that clients use. You configure the proxy for other types of client external communication separately.
Decide whether to keep or change the default user settings, product update settings, and non-standard header settings. Generally, you do not want users to modify update settings. You may, however, want to let users manually launch a LiveUpdate session if you do not support hundreds or thousands of clients.