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Updating virus defintions

By markso ·
We have a Windows 2000 Server. A virus definition (for VET) is downloaded and stored in a location on the server. From each workstation at present, we have to go to the folder location on a mapped network drive and run the update. How do I automate this on each workstation so that it is automatically done each morning?

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by Johan101 In reply to Updating virus defintions

We'll , one way is to copy the files to 1 folder on the server and give everyone access to it .
Then map the folder as a drive on each workstation and write a .bat file to copy the file over to the correct directory.
Then ad the file to the startup folder for the workstation .

Here is a sample:
copy m:\*.* c:\vet\update

In this example I asume that you maped the server folder to the M drive on the workstation and that only the update are in this folder. I also asume that you installed VET in the default directory .

The .bat file can be created in notepad .
Just type in the above command line and save the file with a .bat extension instead of .txt

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by curlergirl In reply to Updating virus defintions

Well - it depends on how the program works. If you can run the update from a command line, then you could create a batch file that would run the update. Then, you could call this batch file from your login script - or simply add the necessary commands to your login script, if you have one. If you don't use a login script, you could use the Task Scheduler to run the update. You'd have to set up the Task Scheduler task on each workstation and schedule it to run at the appropriate time each day. Hope this helps!

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by curlergirl In reply to Updating virus defintions

P.S. - If you have a large network, you might want to consider a more robust antivirus solution such as Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition. Using this software, updates can be automatically downloaded from the Symantec web site on a daily basis and then "pushed" down to the workstations with no user intervention at all.

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