3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 19, 2008 1:43 PM by Ash

    AV On Core

    Rookie

      If the LANDesk Anti-virus is our only solution, should I install an agent on the core? A support person told me an agent on the core wasn't a good idea, but he couldn't give me a concrete answer on what I should do. Suggestions on what others are doing?

        • 1. Re: AV On Core
          LANDave SupportEmployee

           

          The Antivirus Client does require an Agent to be installed.   What you can do is install a minimal agent configuration on the core.    Just install the basic agent components, and then run an "Install/Update LANDesk Antivirus" task from Security and Patch Manager.

           

           

          So configure your agent and ONLY check "Software Distribution" in the component list and install the to the core.

           

           

          Then click the down arrow on the second icon in Security and Patch Manager and select "Install/Update" LANDesk Antivirus.

           

           

          This should work great for you.

           

           

           

           

           

          • 2. Re: AV On Core
            Expert

             

            I am running AV on my 8.8 core

             

             

            I installed the Default Server Configuration (scaled back) and then ran "C:\Program Files\LANDesk\LDClient\vulscan.exe" /InstallAV

             

             

            Works very well

             

             

            • 3. Re: AV On Core
              Rookie

              We have also put the bare minimal agent with AV on our core and it works quite well. The only complaint is there is no scanning timeout setting by file(example: Skip file if it takes longer than 30 seconds to scan). So if there is a large amount of files, many large files, or lots of files in use manual scanning can take a long time to complete.