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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 tysonmathews In reply to Updating Anti Virus Softw ...

Sorry the buffer id to small. Here is the rest of it.
(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 accountsneed to be set to user "LocalSystem". If a domain\username is entered, then the SVCPWD utility will require a password for the
domain\username.
When this is completed, the utility contacts all the computers and changes the settings.
Note 1: The domain\username that is used by the services needs to be an administrative account.
Note 2: The person running this utility must have an administrative account for all the computers that require such changes.
Note 3: Do not run this utility during an on-d

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Boy they need a larger buffer here.

Note 1: The domain\username that is used by the services needs to be an administrative account.
Note 2: The person running this utility must have an administrative account for all the computers that requiresuch changes.
Note 3: Do not run this utility during an on-demand scan.
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to do this you will fist all on your PC in ms dos prompt
C:>net view >C:\computers.txt
(this places all the network computers onto a text file for you wich you needto go clean up. Spaces and non computer text
THEN TYPE
C:>svcpwd computers.txt And give an ADMIN's user name and password and then it will run and reconfigure all the machines in your network to run as a service rather than as the local users rights.

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by douglas168 In reply to Updating Anti Virus Softw ...

You could use Mcafee Scheduler. Put the update file in a shared folder on the server. Config the AutoUpdate to grab files from that shared folder. (make sure user have access)

or you could write up a logon script to automatically check and update Mcafee. Check out script tech forum under brainbuzz.com

or you could use Network Associate's Mangament program to push out the files. Check nai.com.

Hope this helps!

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

This was an issue for us as well. We purchased the Total Virus Defence Suite from Network Associates (McAfee). It can push updates, DATs and Software upgrades for VirusScan. It will even install on a computer that does not currently have VirusScan installed. The only drawback that I have found is that Windows 95/98 machines have to have Remote Administration turned on and Win2000 computers are not officially supported and have a few minor issues.

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