The LiveUpdate Administration Utility 1.x allows you to download update packages and configure clients to retrieve those updates from an internal LiveUpdate server. This document describes how to configure the LiveUpdate Administration Utility 1.x.
Before you begin:
Be sure that using the LiveUpdate Administration Utility 1.x is the best solution for your environment. Symantec AntiVirus provides another method of distributing virus definitions, the Virus Definition Transport Method (VDTM), that may be more suitable for your environment. Find additional information on this in the Technical Information section of this document.
LiveUpdate Administrator 2.x (LUA 2.x) is a completely new web-based program that can centrally manage multiple LiveUpdate servers. Administrators may wish to use this new solution, though the LUAU 1.x remains capable of many functions. See Installing and configuring LiveUpdate Administrator 2.1
In the left pane, ensure that Retrieve Updates is selected.
Click Browse and specify a download folder. This should be a new, local shared folder that does not contain any other files or folders, or a new folder on your FTP or HTTP server.
Select a single update and the language for the update, then click Retrieve. We recommend that you select a small download, such as Symevent. As part of this initial download, you will also receive an updated product list, which is the reason for this initial download.
In the Languages of Updates section, select the language that you want. For example, choose English. For definition updates, select SymAllLanguages as well.
In the Symantec Product Line section, select the products that you want to update and click Details.
In the Details dialog box, uncheck any downloads for versions of Symantec products that are not used in your environment.
Verify that the correct languages are selected.
Repeat the process for each Symantec product that you use in your environment.
Click Retrieve to start the download.
If LiveUpdate fails, you may need to configure LiveUpdate to use your proxy settings or to use passive-mode FTP transfers. To find these settings, start LiveUpdate and click Options.
Configure the client computers to retrieve updates from your internal LiveUpdate server For client computers to retrieve definition and product updates from your internal LiveUpdate server, you must configure a new host file and distribute it to all clients. If you are using Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 8.0 or later, configure the clients by using the Symantec System Center.
There are three options for the type of connection that will be used by clients to retrieve updates:
FTP: an internal FTP server that has been set up to distribute LU files
HTTP: an internal HTTP server that has been set up to distribute LU files
LAN: a shared folder that will be accessed through UNC Notes:
Java LiveUpdate does not support LAN (UNC connections) updates using LiveUpdate. You must configure an internal FTP or HTTP server to update definitions on computers that use Java LiveUpdate.
To configure client computers
Start LU Admin and click Host File Editor.
From the menu bar, click File > New > Host File.
The Description fields are arbitrary. Type the name of your server.
The Login Name and Password fields are used only for FTP or HTTP servers, not for shared folders. If you are using a FTP or HTTP server, enter the appropriate data.
Under Connection, type the UNC path to your shared folder, or the URL or IP address of your FTP or HTTP server.
Choose the appropriate option under Type; choose either LAN, FTP, or HTTP.
From the menu bar, click File > Save As.
In the Save As dialog box, in the File name box, typeliveupdt.hst When using LiveUpdate Administrator to create the Liveupdt.hst file, do not save the file to \Program Files\Symantec\Liveupdate folder.
Save the file to the Desktop or to a location in which you can easily find it.
Copy the Liveupdt.hst file that you just created to each client computer. This file must reside in the C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate folder on each client computer.
Note: When you run LiveUpdate on a client, the Liveupdt.hst file is merged into the Settings.Liveupdate file and then the Liveupdt.hst file is deleted.
Technical Information Is the implementation of LiveUpdate Administration Utility 1.x the correct choice for your environment?
The following documents may help you make this decision.