Comodo Endpoint Security Manager - Introduction to Comodo Offline Updater Utility
The Comodo Offline Updater Utility allows administrators to configure a local server to download, store and provision database and program updates to networked computers running software such as Comodo Internet Security. The utility can be installed on a local server and configured to periodically download CIS signature and program updates from http://download.comodo.com (default). Once downloaded, this local server can then act as the CIS update server for some or all of the managed machines on the network. Setting up a local update server often allows an organization to save time and bandwidth when rolling out updates to a large number of managed nodes.
- This utility is designed to provision updates to installations of Comodo Internet Security (CIS) that are running under the control of Comodo EndPoint Security Manager (CESM). Future releases may include full integration with the standalone (or 'home user') versions of CIS.
- Administrators can install the update utility on any server but should note that this machine must be available at all times to the managed computers it is set to provision (it may be most convenient to install the utility on the same machine as the CESM Service). The update utility can be freely installed on 'managed' and 'non-managed' machines alike. Installing on a 'non managed' machine does not count towards your number of CESM licenses.
- Comodo Internet Security is the only CESM controlled product that can be serviced by this updater. Future versions will include support for Comodo Disk Encryption.
- The utility has its own graphical user interface which must be configured on the local machine. It is not possible to configure the update utility from the CESM console. The default installation path is drive:\Program Files\Comodo\Offline Updater . Double click 'OfflineUpdater.UI.exe' to begin configuration.
- CESM Administrators - It is possible to install the utility remotely onto managed machines by creating a Task that contains the 'Install Package' action. The package is named 'OfflineUpdater.Setup.<version_number>.msi. This may be useful for pushing the application out to multiple servers when, for example, load balancing is required.
- CESM Administrators must change the 'CIS Update Host List' on each required CIS installation to point to the URL of the local update server. Doing so will mean that the individual installations of CIS will check for and download updates from the local server instead of from http://download.comodo.com. The individual installations of CIS can be instructed to use the local server by using the 'CIS - Set Update Host List' Action. This Action, like all other CESM Actions, can be implemented on all required machines at the same timeby selecting them as Targets during the creation of the Task. If you would like to see a more complete explanation of 'Actions', 'Sequences' and 'Tasks' then please refer to the dedicated CESM Admin guide available from http://enterprise.comodo.com/.
For guidance explaning the installation of the updater utility on your server, please refer to 'Installing Comodo Offline Updater Utility'.
For guidance to configure the utility, see 'Configuring and Using Comodo Offline Updater Utility'.
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