How to set up a Pilot Group for LANDESK Antivirus Definitions

Version 3

    Verified Product Versions

    LANDESK Management Suite 9.6

    Description

     

    This is a step by step guide that will create a group of computers that get the most up-to-date antivirus definitions. The other computers in your environment will receive the updates either upon your approval or after a period of time you specify.

     

    Instructions

     

    Set up Antivirus Definitions to Download to a Pilot Group

     

      1. Go to Tools | Security and Patch
      2. Click the "Download Updates" button (First on the left)
      3. Un-check everything under Definition types then put a check in the box labeled "LANDesk Antivirus Updates"
      4. Click the "LANDesk Antivirus" tab
      5. Select "Restrict them to a pilot test first"
        Note: If "Automatically approve pilot definitions after test period expires" is checked then you need to specify how much time before the pilot time expires
      6. Click "Schedule Update" and setup a schedule for antivirus to update
        Note: If you have a previous scheduled task to download Antivirus definitions please be sure to delete it
      7. Create an Antivirus Agent Behavior for the Pilot Group Configuration
      8. In Security and Patch: Click the "Configure Settings" button (third from the left)
      9. Select "LANDesk antivirus settings..."
      10. Copy an existing setting or create a new AV setting and name it something that denotes the AV Pilot Definitions Group
      11. Click on the "Virus definition updates" tab
      12. Put a check in the box labeled "Download 'pilot' version of virus definition files"
      13. Click OK

     

    Deliver the New Antivirus Agent Behavior Through a Task

     

      1. In Security and Patch: Click the "Create a task" button (second from the left)
      2. Select "Change settings"
      3. Name the task something like "Pilot Group AV Behavior"
      4. Put a check in the box labeled "Create a scheduled task"
      5. Click the words "Keep agent's current settings" by "LANDesk Antivirus Settings"
      6. Select the new AV Agent Behavior
      7. Click OK
        Note: This creates a scheduled task that will apply the new AV Agent Behavior setting to any agents that you want to use in your pilot test groupsss
      8. Drag computers into the scheduled task
      9. Right click the task and click "Start Now"