Some large enterprises rely on third-party distribution tools like IBM Tivoli or Microsoft SMS to distribute content updates to client computers. Symantec Endpoint Protection supports the use of third-party distribution tools to update the managed and unmanaged clients that run Windows operating systems. Mac and Linux clients can only receive content updates from internal or external LiveUpdate servers.
Before you set up the use of third-party distribution tools, you must have already installed Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager and the client computers that you want to update.
Table: Tasks to set up the use of third-party distribution tools for updates
Configure Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager to receive content updates.
You can configure the management server either to receive content updates automatically or manually.
Each Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager client group has an index2.dax file that is located on the computer that runs Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager. These files are located by default in subfolders under the SEPM_Install\data\outbox\agent folder. To update clients, you need to use the index2.dax files.
The default location for SEPM_Install is C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.
For 32-bit systems (12.1.x), it is C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.