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We are running Symantec System Center Version 10.1.8.8000  We have LiveUpdate disable on our clients.  We are using Virus Definition Transport Method (VDTM) to update the virus definitions.

I just installed the client software on an XP PC.  After installation the definitions are dated 8/25/2008 on this client only.  All of our other clients have definitions dated 9/21/2011.  I did the install on the new client yesterday and this morning the definitions are still not updated on this new client.

Any suggestions on what I can do to get this new client to start updating itself with current virus definitions?  I have tried rebooting the client, but this does not seem to have any affect.
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Thanks for the reply.  The only firewall that is running is the one that was automatically downloaded/installed when I installed the Symantec Client on the XP machine.  In looking through its settings, is seems like it should allow the virus definitions through.
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check if windows xp firewall is running
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Windows XP firewall is disabled.
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Rebooting the Symantec server seems to solve my problem.  The PC is now getting its virus updates.
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Was able to solve the problem with my own testing
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