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Configuring OfficeScan clients/agents to act as Update Agents

    • Updated:
    • 17 Oct 2016
    • Product/Version:
    • OfficeScan 10.6
    • OfficeScan 11.0
    • OfficeScan XG.All
    • Platform:
    • Windows 2000 Advanced Server
    • Windows 2000 Professional
    • Windows 2000 Server
    • Windows 2003 Enterprise Server
    • Windows 2003 Standard Server Edition
    • Windows Vista 32-bit
    • Windows XP Home
Summary

You can specify certain OfficeScan clients/agents to act as update sources for other clients/agents.

For instance, if your network is segmented by location and the network link between the segments experiences heavy traffic load, we recommend allowing at least one client/agent for each segment to act as an Update Agent.

Below are some reminders:

  • Make sure that the Update Agent machines have at least 70-80 MB available disk space.
  • The maximum number of customized update sources for OfficeScan client/agent allowed is 1024.
  • The maximum number of concurrent client/agent update requests that an Update Agent can handle is 250. This may differ slightly depending on the hardware specifications of the machine.
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To configure OfficeScan clients/agents to act as Update Agents (UA):

  1. Specify a client that will act as the Update Agent (UA).
    1. Log on to the OfficeScan management console.
    2. For OfficeScan 10.6 and below, go to Networked Computers > Client Management.

      For OfficeScan 11.0 and XG, go to Agents > Agent Management.

    3. Select the domains or clients/agents that will be granted the Update Agent privileges.
    4. Click the Settings tab and then select Update Agent Settings.
    5. Select the Clients can act as Update Agents check box.
    6. Check any of the following under Clients can act as Update Agentsdepending on what type of data would be hosted on this UA:
      • Component Updates
      • Domain Settings
      • Client Programs and Hot fixes
    7. Click Save.
  2. Select an Update Agent Update Source.
    1. For OfficeScan 10.6 and below, go to Updates > Network Computers > Update Source.

      For OfficeScan 11.0 and XG, go to Updates > Agents > Update Source.

    2. Select the Update Agent: Always update from standard update source (OfficeScan server)check box.

      This allows the agents to always get updates from the OfficeScan server. To make the agents get the updates from the sources specified on the Update Source screen, deselect the check box.

      For OfficeScan 10.6, 11.0 and XG select the Update Agents update components, domain settings, and client programs and hot fixes, only from the OfficeScan Server check box.

    3. Click Notify All Clients.
  3. Set an Update Agent as a Client Update Source.
    1. For OfficeScan 10.6 and below, go to Updates > Network Computers > Update Source.

      For OfficeScan 11.0 and XG, go to Updates > Agents > Update Source.

    2. Select Customized Update Source.
    3. Under the Customized Update Source list, click Add.
    4. Enter the range of the IP addresses of the clients/agents that will receive the updates from the Update Agent.
    5. Select Update Agent and then choose the agent from the drop-down list.
       
      The clients/agents which have been granted the privilege to act as Update Agents will now appear in the list. If there are missing Update Agents, make sure to apply the Act as Update Agent privilege to the clients/agents in the Client Privileges and Settings screen.
    6. Click Save.
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Solution Id:
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