LiveUpdate server settings

Use these settings to specify how agents get updates to virus and spyware definitions, intrusion prevention signatures, and other protection content.
LiveUpdate server settings
LiveUpdate server
  • Use the default Symantec LiveUpdate server
    Use this option to download content from an external Symantec LiveUpdate server over the Internet directly to your agents.
  • Use the Symantec LiveUpdate server for prereleased content
    Use the Symantec Early Adopter server to let you test upcoming engine updates before they are released.
  • Use a specified internal LiveUpdate server
    Use this option if you have multiple internal LiveUpdate servers installed and want failover support. See:
Use third-party content management
Enables third-party tools such as Microsoft SMS to provide updates to agents securely.
By default, the updates appear in the Default group's agents' content outbox folders. These folders are organized by content type. You can then pick up one or more content packages from the content outbox folder and deliver it to the agent's inbox folder.
Add LiveUpdate server options
Server name
The name of the server. This name appears when you run LiveUpdate.
This box is optional. You can type the descriptive information that is related to the server. For example, you can type the name of the site.
  • If you use the FTP method (recommended), type the FTP address for the server. For example,
    If you use an FTP server for Mac devices running
    Symantec Endpoint Security
    , then you must enable anonymous authentication on the FTP server. The use of an FTP server that requires authentication is unsupported for these agents.
  • If you use the HTTP method, type the URL for the server. For example:
    Domain name:
    IPv4 address:
    IPv6 address: http://[fd00:fe32::b008]:80/update
  • If you use the LAN method, type the server UNC path name. For example, \\myliveupdateserver\LUDepot
    The UNC method can only be used with Windows agents.
User name
The logon name that is associated with the server. If required, enter a user name, otherwise leave this box blank.
If you use a UNC server for Windows agents, 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
If the computer is part of a workgroup, use the format
The logon password that is associated with the server. If required, enter a password, otherwise leave this box blank.