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Using the Trend Micro Update Tool (TMUT) to update Vulnerability Protection (VP) in Air Gap environment

    • Updated:
    • 13 Mar 2020
    • Product/Version:
    • Vulnerability Protection 2.0
    • Platform:
    • Windows 2003 Server R2
    • Windows 2008 Enterprise 64-bit
    • Windows 2008 Server R2
    • Windows 2008 Server R2 Enterprise
    • Windows 2012 Server Essential R2
    • Windows 2012 Standard R2

To update an air gap VP server, you can use Trend Micro Update Tool (TMUT) to download AU components. After this, you can import the downloaded files to another TMUT in the air gap environment. This TMUT can act as the update source for VP.

  1. Install the first TMUT with internet access.
  2. Download the Trend Micro Update Tool.
  3. Extract the tool to a local folder.
  4. Run the TMUT.exe file as administrator.
  5. Enter a valid AC code to activate the tool. Click the About button for more information.
  6. Close the program and the tray icon.
  7. Edit the config.xml file and change the value of to "True". The parameter should look like the following:

    Parameter format
  1. Launch the TMUT.exe as administrator.
  2. If you have a proxy, click the Option tab, enter the details, and click Save.
    If you do not have a proxy, proceed to the next step.
  3. Add the TMAU server URL in the Server List tab.
    1. Click Add.
    2. Enter a name (e.g. VP 2.0).
    3. Enter the appropriate URL:
      For VP 2.0,
    4. Tick the Enable this server option.
    5. Choose OK and then click Save.

      Trend Micro Update Toolset
  4. Under the Service tab, add a service name and select Install.
  5. Select the Option tab and configure the schedule update (optional).
  6. Navigate to Job Monitor tab and perform an update.
  7. Click OK when prompted that the process is complete.
  1. On the Job Monitor tab, click Export.
  2. Save the bundle to the TMUT tool’s export folder.

    The message “Export is in progress” will appear until TMUT indicates that the export is finished. A time-stamped ZIP file will be created.

  3. Copy the ZIP file to the Air Gap environment.
  1. Set up the second TMUT by referring to the previous steps.
  2. In TMUT Job Monitor tab, click Import to import the ZIP file.
  3. Go to the Option tab, proceed to the local server section, enable the “Web server” and configure the port number. Default port is 8080 for the web server.

    Trend Micro Update Toolset in Air Gap environment
  1. Go to the VPM console.
  2. Click Administration > System Settings.
  3. Choose Updates > Other update source.
  4. Enter the TMUT url : http://TMUT_address:TMUT_port
    (ex :

VPM can now perform an update from TMUT.


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