How to manually update the AntiVirus and Intrusion Detection definitions for a Symantec Endpoint Protection 5.1 for XP Embedded client

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To manually update the AntiVirus definitions for a Symantec Endpoint Protection 5.1 for XP Embedded client when the Endpoint Protection for Windows XP Embedded client does not have access to its Symantec Policy Manager (SPM), the AV definition can be manually updated by following steps below:

  1. Browse to the link: http://liveupdate.symantec.com/ssupdates/notify/xpeupdate/avupdateinfo.txt
  2. Replace the "avupdateinfo.txt" of the link with the xxxxxxx.daz that is found in the txt file (e.g. sign20080218184900.daz). This will be the most recent set of AntiVirus definitions available.
  3. Save the .daz file locally to the machine you wish to update.
  4. Click on Start and choose Run, then type the following command to update the definition.

smc -importavsign <path to the .daz file>

 

*Note that starting with build 5.1.9 MP4, the AV engine was updated, and there is a secondary download location here for the newer definitions:   http://liveupdate.symantec.com/ssupdates/notify/xpeupdate/avsdk5/avupdateinfo.txt

 

To manually update the Intrusion Detection definitions for a Symantec Endpoint Protection 5.1 for XP Embedded client when the Endpoint Protection for Windows XP Embedded client does not have access to its Symantec Policy Manager (SPM), the IDS definition can be manually updated by following steps below:
 

  1. Browse to the link: http://ssupdates.sygate.com/notify/idsupdate/sdilib.daz
  2. This will directly download a file called sdilib.daz. 
    • This file may be saved as sdilib.zip. If so, please change the file extension back to .daz.
  3. Save the .daz file locally to the machine you wish to update.
  4. Click on Start and choose Run, then type the following command to update the definitions.

smc -importidssign <path to the .daz file>