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Updating Anti Virus Software on Client P

By Foz ·
We run McAfee antivirus but we seem to have a problem updating the virus patterns as the user doesnt have the rights to run the update. Instead of configuring all the client pcs is there a way i can run an activate to update all the virus patterns on the users pcs from the server etc. i know this is probably an easy one but there really is only me here as an admin and i have much more pressing issues to deal with so any help would me most appreciated. Thanks again!

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by trurod70 In reply to Updating Anti Virus Softw ...

Use the Mcafee Virus Scanner Scheduler and configure the Autoupdate to point to a folder on your server that youve given everyone acess to. Then you dont even have to go to each client. They will automatically update themselves.

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by Phinaddict In reply to Updating Anti Virus Softw ...

If you do the above make sure you schedule it to update when you know the PC is going to be on. If it is set up to run at night and the machine is off Mcafee doesn't seem to want to do the update after it is powered back on (run missed scheduled task). We were using Mcafee here but have made the conversion to Norton Enterprise Solution 7.x and it is great! Updates are central and easy to set up. It runs as a service so it doesn't matter who is logged in. Might want to check it out.

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by joeri In reply to Updating Anti Virus Softw ...

On the PC's of the users, make the following changes in the McAfee console:
Go to tools/automatic update and point to a common place on your server. Enable the scheduler to run the update automatically.
Make sure that the permissions on the DAT-files are correct.
In this way, you only have to reconfigure McAfee on each PC just once.

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by Cliff Miller In reply to Updating Anti Virus Softw ...

Put it in your logon script. Here's an example:

I:
cd \VIRUP
:: Copy Extra.dat into appropriate directory
:: if exist "c:\program files\network associates\virusscan nt\*.exe" copy extra.dat "c:\program files\network associates\virusscan nt"
cls
echo Please wait while your Virus Scanner is being updated.
echo This window will close automatically in about 3 minutes.
timelog %USERNAME% " on " %COMPUTERNAME% " beginning update" >> I:\VIRUP\DONE.LOG
sdat4064.exe /logfile c:\sdat4064.log /silent /f
timelog %USERNAME% " on " %COMPUTERNAME% " completed update" >> I:\VIRUP\DONE.LOG
goto BEENTHERE
:WEBERASIN
echo Dial-up connection detected. Bypassing update.

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by tysonmathews In reply to Updating Anti Virus Softw ...

Do a start find files and copy this file to C:\SVCPWD.exe
SVCPWD.EXE is a utility for setting and/or changing usernames and passwords used by the McAfee services.
SVCPWD requests one command-line parameter which is a filename (i.e computers.txt). Use SVCPWD /? to get
additional information about command-line options. This file (i.e. computers.txt) contains a list of all the computers that you want to modify the service accounts (username and password)for.
Example:
\\COMPUTER1
\\COMPUTER2
\\SERVER
Start the SVCPWD utility by entering the file as command-line (i.e. SVCPWD computers.txt). This utility contacts all the computers via the network and changes the username and password originally given to McAfee services. The username and password are changed to the value that the user is asked to set upon starting the utility. All service accounts need to be set to user "LocalSystem". If a domain\username is entered, then the SVCPWD utility will require a password for the
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