Updating symantec antivirus server
To avoid a Tamper Protection alert, you should use the Sylink Drop tool or import directly into the Endpoint Protection client user interface (Help Management; under Communication Settings, click Import).It is still possible to manually replace on the client computer if you first disable Tamper Protection.This process is described in the following article: Restoring client-server communications with Communication Update Package Deployment Export a client install package with custom settings that specify the removal of the previous client-server communication settings, and then deploy the package. To get the file Sylink.xml, follow the instructions on this page: Exporting the client-server communications file (Sylink.xml) manually.You can then replace the file on the client computer directly with Sylink Drop, which is included with the Endpoint Protection Manager 12.x installation file, in the folder \Tools\Sylink Drop.Organizations which need their Windows 2000 servers protected by SEP after January 5, 2015 are encouraged to follow one of the courses of actions recommended below.Your course of action will depend on what version of Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager is installed in the environment.
On an alternative drive, the management server needs 15 GB (system drive) and 25 GB (installation drive).Follow the course of action listed underneath the version of the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager in your environment.Note: Versions 12.1 RU5 and higher of Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager will retain a locked content revision for up to one year.After one year, the retained content will be deleted and the clients to which that content was assigned will attempt to update to the most recent content available from their manager console.
Use certified virus definitions, Network-Based Protection, or Behavior-Based Protection files to update content on the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager when it cannot access either the Internet or a Live Update Administrator (LUA) server.
After SEP reaches End of Life on January 5, 2015, Symantec will no longer test its definitions or Antivirus Engine releases on Windows 2000 servers.