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NT Software that will push out updates?

By jhicks ·
Does anyone know of any good software that will push out updates when people log onto the NT server? We will recently be installing an anti-virus software package to a company of 26 workstations and 2 NT servers. On of the concerns of the company's administrators is the updating of virus signature files. She wants to be able to download it once and push it out to all of her users without the users having to actually do it them selves(automation). Not everyone is connected to the internet soI can't set up their PCs and anti-virus software to auto update. Any help will be greatly appreciated,

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by -Q-240248 In reply to NT Software that will pus ...

Enterprise client/server Antivirus software are capable of being pushed via the logon scripts. I am partial to Norton, but Inoculan does a better job at getting it's master updates automatically.

For generic software distribution, the best software on the market, and not very expensive, is Veritas WinInstall. I've used this product for 6 years now....

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by jhicks In reply to NT Software that will pus ...
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by mjbatme In reply to NT Software that will pus ...

I get my updates from the ftp site on a regular basis and put them in a shared folder, then I have my workstations autoupdate the dat files from that shared folder. Seems to work pretty well.

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by jhicks In reply to NT Software that will pus ...
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by leo.valmores In reply to NT Software that will pus ...

As Answer 2 points out, you can download dat file and placed it on shared directory and configure users for auto update from your server for those users who dont have Internet connection. Those who have Internet access, you can configure to autoupdate at certain interval from your antivirus software FTP site.

Finally, it is always suitable to autoupdate users during off-peak hours so as not to add network traffic on your Intranet/Internet.

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by krexroat In reply to NT Software that will pus ...

Like answer 2 & 3 we update virus def's, and have the user's scheduled to update weekly. Norton has an old program called live update administration utility that you can use to get updates. Their are instructions on how to point to local machine.

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by curlergirl In reply to NT Software that will pus ...

Like Answer #1, I'm partial to Norton (haven't used Inoculan) because it allows you to push the updates via either a login script or (if you have NT workstations and get their Enterprise version) across the LAN without user intervention at all. I don't like LiveUpdate or using a common folder because both of these depend upon the user doing something - either clicking an OK button (instead of Cancel) or going to a folder and running an update file. Even though those seem to be easy things to do, you just can't depend upon EVERYONE doing it correctly and consistently. With the virus threat so pervasive these days, I'd advise going with a system that is as automated as possible. I'm just starting to work with the NAV Enterprise solution and I'm pretty happy with it so far.

Also - another vote for Veritas WinInstall for a generic "push" type of software that handles all kinds of installs and updates - not just antivirus.

Hope this helps!

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