Are there any special concerns for the LiveUpdate Administrator 2.x (LUA 2.x) Downloads folder? What best practices ensure that this directory is managed properly?
The Downloads folder, also known as the “Manage Updates” folder is the location where the LiveUpdate Administrator program keeps its “permanent” copies of materials. The copies kept here are used to distribute the materials to all the Distribution Centers (DC’s) as needed.
The default location on a Windows 2003 server is "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\LiveUpdate Administrator\Downloads." In releases before LUA 2.3.2, it was not possible to move this location after LUA 2.x is installed. This could, in some instances, result in higher than anticipated space consumption on the C drive.
More information on what folders LiveUpdate Administrator 2.x uses can be found in the Connect Forum article Managing LiveUpdate Administrator 2.x Space Usage.
Following these Best Practices should ensure the most stable and efficient use of the Downloads directory
To change the location where Downloads are stored, click on Configure, Preferences, and change the Download Directory under the Environment Variables section of the screen, then save changes.