Tech Friday: Symantec Anti-Virus Corporate V10.0

Tech Friday is our Friday feature that consists of miscellanous programming, database, hardware, or network management esoterica, that we’d forget if we didn’t write it down somewhere right after discovering it.

Just received notice that Symantec Anti-Virus has an update to version 10.0, and the update is downloadable.

After moving to a new parent server, I was attempting to figure out how to update the clients so that they look for the new server. Deep in the bowels of the tech support knowledgebase is a document describing how to do it. Essentially, you need to find a file grc.dat which is on the server, and copy this to the following folder on the client workstation:

[OS Drive]:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition\7.5

Note is that the 7.5 folder name is applicable even for SAV versions 8.0 and 9. Even though the document doesn’t mention it, the client Norton Anti-Virus version 7.6 (which looks identical to SAV 8.0 and 9.0) seems to update fine using the same method. Maybe we can get all the workstations back in sync by upgrading to version 10. Just not today.

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