Using Group Update Providers to distribute content to clients
Last Updated April 24, 2019
A Group Update Provider (GUP) is a client computer that distributes content updates directly to other clients.
Advantages of the GUPs include:
They conserve bandwidth and management server resources by offloading processing power to the GUP.
They deliver updates effectively to clients with limited or slow network connectivity.
They are easier to set up than an internal LiveUpdate server.
Table: Tasks to use Group Update Providers
Step 1: Understand the differences between the types of Group Update Providers that you can configure
You can set up single, multiple, or cross-subnet Group Update Providers. The type of Group Update Provider that you set up depends on your network and the clients on that network. The types of Group Update Provider are not mutually exclusive. You can configure one or more types of Group Update Provider per policy.