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By s.mcgahan ·
hi folks,

I am considering changing anti-virus to AVG and would like to know if anyone has come across any problems in implementing it into their infrastructure

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by dwightp In reply to AVG Network Edition

We presently use AVG on a small network of 15 computers and have no problems with it. Works better than NAV 2005 that is for sure!

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by s.mcgahan In reply to AVG Network Edition

I neglected to say, the network consists of 2 domains, one statically addressed, the other using DHCP. An Exchange server is running on both domains, as is an ISA server and several file servers. Is there anything that anyone has come across I should watch out for?

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by s.mcgahan In reply to AVG Network Edition

I neglected to say, the network consists of 2 domains, one statically addressed, the other using DHCP. An Exchange server is running on both domains, as is an ISA server and several file servers. Is there anything that anyone has come across I should watch out for?

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by brudab In reply to AVG Network Edition

My clients have unanimously agreed that replacing NAV with AVG(standalone and network edition) has been a great choice.

They're satisfied. That's why I continue to recommend it.

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by kurtandersen In reply to AVG Network Edition

I have recently installed this on a network of 40 PC's works very well, certainly puts Inoculate It to shame, and is cheaper as well.

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by rbnelsrbnels In reply to AVG Network Edition

We just purchased AVG Antivirus 7.5 Network Edition only wanting the main antivirus scannning capability although it can do a lot more. I've spent 2 weeks trying to get it remotely installing on a test network and it's still not running the way we want it. Apparently few others have done it successfully. For starters the AVG install doco is 212 pages but still leaves out VERY important configuration details (specific wording of paths or the hugely important fact that the DataCenter username and password has to be that of a Domain Admin account if pushing it onto a Windows domain, etc.). I've had to get German web site pages translated, do countless retries, etc. before finding out that the 2 main types of distributed installs actually require the AVG client in two different formats (one extracted, one not). In the doco? Uh, no. It goes on and on. The docos are truly the embarassingly weak point of this product. I just found out the InetLite that mirrors the AVG antivirus updates doesn't work over the network if a user isn't actually logged in. Goodbye afterhours updating...And so it goes. Good virus scanner? Yes. Regular updates? Yes. Priced affordably? Yes. Is it easy to configure and get running smoothly over a network....You'll be yelling, "Man, why didn't they have THAT in the docos??" It's great drama: You'll laugh, you'll cry. And then mostly you'll cry. And pull your hair out. If price is a factor, get it, but be prepared to dedicate weeks of effort or else just do the CD install on all your PCs and then the AVGADMIN server can remote monitor/update them. Don't believe me? Surf the Web and see if that isn't one of the main workarounds to get this up and running. Has good reporting features,ability to force updates/scans remotely, email alerts. This is an example of a good software product with a ton of potential let down by poor doco and unwillingness to invest in some good tech writers/translators. Hopefully this will change.

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AVG Network Edition working well now

by rbnelsrbnels In reply to

In all fairness to the problems that AVG has in documenting the details of their product, we now have it working on our network (130-client license) and all the hard-to-configure bits that weren't quite covered in the official documentation are sorted thanks to AVG email replies. So it's working perfect grabbing virus def updates to a central "AVG" server (can be an ordinary PC or any server) and all clients then grab the updates on schedule from that server (saving a lot of Internet bandwidth and time) and now are updating invisibly to the users (kept getting popups and error ballons after original rollout but now working beautifully). Another really nice thing we're pleased with AVG is that the same AVG server machine, via AVGADMIN, can monitor AVG machines on other subnets and domains on our network behind routers (just couldn't "push"-install those but once installed individually on those clients, they instantly update and are managed and reported on fine). Also some great network management functions in the AVGADMIN views: one shows IP addresses, MAC addresses, hostname, last user logged on and times,etc. so can be used as a simple network managing tool as well. So some really nice central management. HIGHLY configurable which makes it not the easiest to initially configure, but once up and running, works excellently and effectively. Has wiped out viruses that McAfee didn't get previously. We're sticking with it.

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