Set an alternative source for updates

You can set an alternative source for updates. If Sophos AutoUpdate cannot update from its usual source, it will attempt to update from the alternative source.

  1. On the Configure menu, click Updating.
  2. Click the Secondary location tab.
  3. In the Address list, enter the UNC path or web address of the update server.

    To download updates directly from Sophos via the internet, select Sophos in the Address list.

  4. In the User name box, type the user name for the account that will be used to access the update server.
    If the user name needs to be qualified to indicate the domain, use the form domain\username.
  5. In the Password box, type the password for the account that will be used to access the update server.