Specify where the software is placed

If you use role-based administration, you must have the Policy setting - updating right to configure an update manager.

After you have selected which software to download, you can specify where it should be placed on the network. By default, the software is placed in a UNC share \\<ComputerName>\SophosUpdate, where ComputerName is the name of the computer where the update manager is installed.

You can distribute downloaded software to additional shares on your network. To do this, add an existing network share to the list of available shares and then move it to the list of update shares as described below. Ensure that the Update Manager user account (SophosUpdateMgr) has read rights to the shares.

Note You created the Update Manager user account before you installed Sophos Enterprise Console. For more information about the account, see Sophos Enterprise Console startup documentation.

To specify where the software is placed:

  1. If you are in the Endpoints view, click the Update managers button on the toolbar to display the Update managers view.
  2. In the list of update managers, select the update manager for which you want to select network shares for distributing the software. Right-click and click View/Edit configuration.
  3. In the Configure update manager dialog box, on the Distribution tab, select a software subscription from the list.
  4. Select a share from the “Available” shares list and move it to the “Update to” list by clicking the “Add” button (>).

    The default share \\<ComputerName>\SophosUpdate is always present in the Update to list. You cannot remove this share from the list.

    The “Available” shares list includes all the shares that Sophos Enterprise Console knows about and that are not already being used by another update manager.

    • You can add an existing share to or remove a share from the “Available” shares list, using the “Add” button (>) or “Remove” button (<).
  5. If you want to enter a description for a share or credentials needed to write to the share, select the share and click Configure. In the Share Manager dialog box, enter the description and credentials.

    If you want to enter the same credentials for multiple shares, select the shares in the “Update to” list and click Configure. In the Configure multiple shares dialog box, enter credentials that will be used to write to the shares.