You want to know if you should use the LiveUpdate Administration Utility 1.x, or you have installed the Utility and are not sure if you really need it in your environment.
Please note: This article does not cover the newer tool, LiveUpdate Administrator 2.x. For information on LUA 2.x, see
Installing and configuring LiveUpdate Administrator 2.1 LiveUpdate permits a Symantec product to automatically connect to a Symantec server and download program and virus definition updates.
Updates that use the LiveUpdate Administration Utility 1.x (LUAU 1.x) are made though a network connection. Updates that use LiveUpdate directly (without using the LUAU 1.x) connect through the Internet.
For corporate sites, there are three factors that may cause you to consider using a different method:
Network traffic: Administrators may want to reduce external traffic by having users download from an internal site.
Firewalls: LiveUpdate establishes a TCP/IP connection to a Symantec server. This implementation, in some cases, requires modification to firewall software.
Security: For security purposes, your Symantec product may run on a computer or appliance that does not have Internet access. In this situation, you can configure it to obtain updates through the network from an internal LiveUpdate server, which does have Internet access.
Symantec developed the LiveUpdate Administration Utility 1.x, Luadmin.exe, to address this. You can set up either an intranet FTP or HTTP server. You can also set up a directory on a standard file server to handle all LiveUpdate packages for your network. Users connect to an internal server to retrieve updates instead of connecting to external Symantec servers.
The LUAU 1.5 is a central management tool for LiveUpdate. The product was developed before the release of Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition (CE) and is included with CE to provide additional control and functionality.
The following programs can currently be updated using the LUAU 1.x:
Enterprise Security Manager (ESM)
Norton AntiVirus Virus Definitions
Spam definitions (note: not for Brightmail products)
Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition (including 64-bit clients and Linux clients)
Symantec Antivirus for Handhelds
Symantec Antivirus for MS Sharepoint Portal Server
Symantec Antivirus for Palm OS
Symantec Antivirus Scan Engine 4.x
Symantec Antivirus Virus Definitions
Symantec Backup Exec for Windows Servers
Symantec Client Firewall (SCF)
Symantec Client Firewall Administrator (SCFA)
Symantec Client VPN
Symantec Critical System Protection (SCSP)
Symantec Desktop Firewall
Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP)
Symantec Endpoint Firewall
Symantec Enterprise Security Architecture (SESA)
Symantec Event Collectors
Symantec Gateway Security IDS
Symantec Gateway Security Updates
Symantec Host IDS Updates
Symantec Incident Manager
Symantec Mail Security for Domino
Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange (SMSMSE)
Symantec Mail Security for SMTP
Symantec Mobile Security
Symantec Network Access Control (SNAC)
Symantec Network Security
Symantec Scan Engine (SSE)
Symantec Security Information Manager (SSIM)
Symantec Vulnerability Assessment
We suggest that you take an inventory on how many copies of these programs that you have installed, excluding those programs that you no longer use. Next, determine the following:
How your Symantec programs are currently being updated.
How much time is currently spent doing this.
Once you have this information, you can determine whether you should use the LUAU 1.5.
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Imported Document ID: TECH99328
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