Set the secondary update server

If you use role-based administration:

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

To set the secondary update server location:

  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, click the Secondary Server tab, and then select the Specify secondary server details check box.
  4. In the Address (HTTP or UNC) box, do one of the following:
    • Enter the HTTP URL or UNC network path of the update server share.
    • Select Sophos.
    Important: If you choose an HTTP URL or a share that is not maintained by a managed Update Manager, Enterprise Console cannot check that the specified software subscription is available. You must manually ensure that the share contains the specified software subscription, otherwise computers will not be updated.
  5. If the policy includes Mac endpoints and you specified a UNC path in the Address field, under Select a file-sharing protocol for Mac OS X, select a protocol for Macs to access the update share.
  6. If necessary, in the Username field, enter the username for the account that will be used to access the server, and then enter and confirm the password. For Sophos HTTP, this is your subscription credentials.
    This account should have only read-only (browsing) access rights to the share you entered in the address field above.
    Note: If the username needs to be qualified to indicate the domain, use the form domain\username. For information about how to check a Windows user account, see Sophos knowledgebase article 11637.
  7. To throttle bandwidth, click Advanced. In the Advanced settings dialog box, select the Limit amount of bandwidth used check box, and then use the slider control to specify the maximum bandwidth in Kbits/second.
  8. If you access the update source via a proxy server, click Proxy details. In the Proxy details dialog box, select the Access the server via a proxy check box, and then enter the proxy server Address and Port number. Enter a Username and Password that give access to the proxy server. If the username needs to be qualified to indicate the domain, use the form domain\username.
    Note: Some internet service providers require HTTP requests to be sent to a proxy server.
  9. Click OK to close the Updating Policy dialog box.
  10. In the Groups pane, right-click a group that uses the updating policy you just changed, and then click Comply with > Group Updating Policy.
    Repeat this step for each group that uses this updating policy.