Adding Server with Corporate: Standard on all PCs too?

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by Guest, Nov 16, 2005.

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    Guest Guest

    I am helping at a small charity where the PCs generally have AVG on
    them, which probably updates automatically (although there are so many
    problems in the IT setup, who knows ...) but I want to add a server to
    their network, and in many ways start from scratch.

    For this I need something that can run on a server, and I've got
    Symantec Corporate Edition for a minimum of ten users from Civica for
    £117.

    My inclination is to remove all antivirus and security stuff from the
    PCs and just use Symantec Corporate for everything, to match the
    server. But there may be resistance to this.

    What would be the implications of running or not running the same
    version on all machines? Is there a way of centralising the updates,
    to save on downloads? (In Norton Corporate 7.0 I know that pushing out
    the updates from the server just didn't work in my previous workplace
    and I had to download the intelligent updater file and run it via login
    scripts.)
     
    Guest, Nov 16, 2005
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    From an admin standpoint, having everything centralized & consistent makes a
    lot of sense. And you should indeed make sure that updates are pushed from
    the server, that clients can't unload the software, that scheduled scans are
    automatic, etc....I personally don't have a lot of experience with NAVCE but
    I know a lot of people like it, and I do have it running in one office with
    updates pushed out automatically from the server, and it works fine. Can't
    say what problems you may run into if the PCs aren't in good working shape
    as is.
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Nov 18, 2005
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    Guest Guest



    Yes, thanks. I'm coming more and more to the conclusion that this is
    what I want to do. The Getting Started mentions possible conflicts
    with firewalls etc, but since there's a firewall on the broadband
    router, I can probly switch them off safely in Windows on the PCs.
     
    Guest, Nov 20, 2005
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  4. Yes, thanks. I'm coming more and more to the conclusion that this is
    what I want to do. The Getting Started mentions possible conflicts
    with firewalls etc, but since there's a firewall on the broadband
    router, I can probly switch them off safely in Windows on the PCs.


    You might, but you might be better off leaving the firewalls enabled and
    setting up the appropriate exceptions in them, either via GP (if you use
    active directory) or locally (if you don't).
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Nov 20, 2005
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