Antivirus Software in a Enterprise

Hello, I am trying to understand how Antivirus software is applied in a Microsoft Windows Enterprise Corporate network.  For example, lets talk about Symantec's Antivirus software.  Does the application get installed on the servers and client pc's?  Do the servers and client pc's each update or does the update get pushed to the client pc's.  Lastly, is there more than one way to configure a Microsoft Windows Enterprise Corporate's network Antivirus solution?  Thanks for your help
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
You install a Management Console on a server.  Then you deploy to your workstations and servers the agent software that scans and reports back.  I avoid symantec since they tend to be horrible and unreliable in my experience (better of late, but virtually useless in the near past, so I still won't touch them).

You would potentially create pre-configured settings for groups of machines, such as certain servers, certain desktops, certain laptops.

If you provide more of a context - why you need to know this, what you're trying to do beyond "understanding" we might be able to give you a better response.
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jimmymcp02Commented:
In an corporate network using symnatec.

You install the symantec end point protection manager (SEPM) then
set up your groups
then set up the settings for each group (ie servers should not get anything other than the av but other computers should get other features)
Then you deploy using either using (SEPM) console or using active directory.
The settings that you are talking about (retrieving updates) can be configured to either push or pull new definitions or settings and can be adjust to either pull/push from an internal server or use symantecs servers (virus definition updates) It just depends on your needs

I have deployed it in my company and they only problem i have encounter is installing remotely on computer that do not check in into our network very often.
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