Schedule updates

If you use role-based administration:

  • You must have the Policy setting - updating right to configure an updating policy.
  • You cannot edit a policy if it is applied outside your active sub-estate.

For more information, see Managing roles and sub-estates.

By default, endpoint computers check for updates in the network share every 5 minutes.

Warning If the computers download updates directly from Sophos, this update interval does not apply. Computers running Sophos PureMessage can check for updates every 15 minutes. Computers that are not running Sophos PureMessage will update every 60 minutes.

To specify the update interval:

  1. Check which updating policy is used by the group(s) of computers you want to configure.
  2. In the Policies pane, double-click Updating. Then double-click the policy you want to change.
  3. In the Updating policy dialog box, on the Schedule tab, leave Enable networked computers to use Sophos updates automatically selected. Enter the interval between software updates (in minutes).
  4. If the computers update via a dial-up connection to the internet, select Check for updates on dial-up.
    Computers will then attempt to update whenever they connect to the internet.