Select a different source for initial installation

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, security software is installed on computers and then kept updated from the source specified on the Primary server tab. You can specify a different source for initial installation.

Warning This setting applies only to Windows.

If your primary server is an HTTP (web) address, and you want to perform installation on the computers from the console, you must specify a first-time install source.

To make the initial installation from a different source:

  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 Initial install source tab, clear the Use primary server address check box. Then enter the address of the source you want to use.