Configuring clients to download content from an internal LiveUpdate server

By default, your Windows, Mac, and Linux clients get their updates from the management 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. See:
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. See:
To configure Windows clients to use an internal LiveUpdate server:
  1. Under
    Policies
    , click
    LiveUpdate
    .
  2. On the
    LiveUpdate Settings
    tab, open the policy that you want to edit.
  3. Under
    Windows Settings
    , click
    Server Settings
    .
  4. In the
    Server Settings
    pane, check
    Use a LiveUpdate server
    .
  5. Click
    Use a specified internal LiveUpdate server
    , and then click
    Add
    .
  6. In the
    Add LiveUpdate Server
    dialog box, type the information that you need to identify and communicate with the server that you want to use.
    For the
    URL
    :
    • You can use the HTTP or the HTTPS method. Type the URL for the server. For example: Domain name: http://myliveupdateserver.com
      • IPv4 address: http://192.168.133.11:7070/clu-prod
      • IPv6 address: http://[fd00:fe32::b008]:7070/clu-prod
      Support for the FTP method or the UNC method was removed in 14.3 RU1. In earlier versions:
      • If you use the FTP method, type the FTP address for the server. For example: ftp://myliveupdateserver.com
      • If you use the LAN method, type the server UNC path name. For example: \\myliveupdateserver\LUDepot
  7. If required, type in a user name and password for the server, and then click
    OK
    .
    If you use a UNC server, then LiveUpdate requires that you use the domain or workgroup in addition to the user name. If the computer is part of a domain, use the format
    domain_name
    \
    user_name
    . If the computer is part of a workgroup, use the format
    computer_name
    \
    user_name
    .
  8. Under
    LiveUpdate Policy
    , click
    Schedule
    to set up a schedule for updates through LiveUpdate, and then click
    OK
    . See:
  9. Optionally click
    Advanced Settings
    .
    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. See:
  10. Click
    OK
    .
To configure Mac clients or Linux clients to use an internal LiveUpdate server:
  1. On the
    Policies
    page, click
    LiveUpdate
    .
  2. On the
    LiveUpdate Settings
    tab, open the policy.
  3. Under
    Mac Settings
    or
    Linux Settings
    , click
    Server Settings
    .
  4. Click
    Use a specified internal LiveUpdate server
    , and then click
    Add
    .
  5. In the
    Add LiveUpdate Server
    dialog box, type the information that you need to identify and communicate with the server that you want to use.
    For the
    URL
    :
    • You can use the HTTP or the HTTPS method. Type the URL for the server. For example: Domain name: http://myliveupdateserver.com
      • IPv4 address: http://192.168.133.11:7070/clu-prod
      • IPv6 address: http://[fd00:fe32::b008]:7070/clu-prod
        Support for the FTP method or the UNC method was removed in 14.3 RU1.
  6. If required, type in a user name and password for the server and then click
    OK
    .
  7. If your server uses FTP, click
    Advanced Server Settings
    , click the FTP mode that the server uses, either
    Active
    or
    Passive
    , and then click
    OK
    .
  8. To modify the schedule, click
    Schedule
    .
  9. Click
    OK
    .
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