I'm trying to understand how liveupdate functions on the network. I have a primary server, then several groups that contain the workstations and servers. On server, under Virus Definition Manager I have the server set to "Update the primary server of this server group only" The clients are set to update from their parent server. The clients are divided into several different groups, but they all have the same Primary server, which is not in any of the groups. What I don't understand is what it says on that same tab, under "how clients retrieve virus definition updates" It says ServerA Clients (Not in Groups)
The second part of my confusion is where Live Update comes in. Does Live Update handle virus defiitions as well, or just product updates. How is Live update used in conjunction with Virus Defiition Manager?
I realize that this is a long winded question which probably calls for a long winded answer so I will award points accordingly. I'm really trying to get a clear picture on how live update fits into the picture or if its even needed if you were just concerned with virus definitions.
The desired end result is to have all clients, in the various groups, download definitions and updates from the parent server. I'd like to make the laptops aware of their location, and use symantec's server to download definitions if outside of my network. This is how I arrived at Live Update and its host files, ect.
I'm running Symantec Antivirus Corp 10.0. Currently the virus defs are updating without any problem, but I can't tell if the clients are getting them from the primary server or the internet. I also don't know if Live Update is distributing the defs or not. I appologize in advance for the rookie question. I have read the manuals but I'm still confused.