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Configure Symantec Protection Engine 7.0.x to download updates from LiveUpdate Administrator


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This article contains information on how to configure Protection Engine to download updates from a LiveUpdate Administrator server.


The steps below may help configure Symantec Protection Engine 7.0.x to download AV definitions from a LiveUpdate Administrator Server.

  1. Obtain and install LiveUpdate Administrator onto a separate computer. More info: TECH134809
  2. Configure LiveUpdate Administrator to download and distribute AV definitions for Protection Engine. More info: TECH90305
  3. From the Protection Engine server, connect to the LiveUpdate Administrator web interface and export the Java Client Settings file
  4. Save the "liveupdt.hst" file to the Protection Engine installation folder (see defaults below)
  5. Make a backup copy of the file "liveupdate.conf" located in the Protection Engine folder
  6. Edit the liveupdate.conf file with a text editor
  7. Clear out all contents and add the following line:
    hostfile=<install folder used in step 4>\liveupdt.hst
  8. Save and exit
  9. LiveUpdate will now download definitions from LiveUpdate Administrator


Default install locations:

Windows 64bit: C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\Scan Engine

Windows 32bit:C:\Program Files\Symantec\Scan Engine

Linux: /opt/SYMCScan

Solaris: /var/opt/SYMCScan