How to prevent LiveUpdate from running automatically at the end of Endpoint Protection client installation


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Endpoint Protection


A LiveUpdate session runs automatically after an install of Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP).  Is there any way to prevent this? 


There are multiple ways to prevent LiveUpdate from running.


MSI script:

Add the "RUNLIVEUPDATE=0" to the MSI command

Refer to TECH102668 for the details of using MSI command line switches and scripting of SEP installation



Exported Install Package

When a install package is exported without the "create a single .EXE file for this package" option selected you can edit the setaid.ini or the setup.ini files within the same directory as the setup.exe file for the install package


Change the "CONNECT_LU_SERVER=1" entry to "CONNECT_LU_SERVER=0"


This file contains the MSI string used to install SEP. Add "RUNLIVEUPDATE=0" to the string

*settings in the setaid.ini file will override any settings in the MSI command string