How to Manually Update Sophos

Updating sophos manually

Note Your computers will still get automatic security updates. Scripted and automated installation Several knowledge base articles describe some specialized installation scenarios in more detail. When installing on Windows computers, you may be prompted to enter user credentials. This is invaluable to us to ensure that we continually strive to give our customers the best information possible.

On the Linux endpoint, mount the windows drive and run the install. You are not asked for confirmation. If non-test computers are on Oldest, but test computers are on a newer version, the non-test computers are updated to the same version as the test computers. This stops automatic updating so that you can decide when to test new product versions and roll them out to your computers.

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Type the network address for the computer in the Server Address from the distribution folder location above. Test computers are now shown as being on the Previous version the version that has just been replaced by a newer one. You receive an email alert. You can use an action button next to non-test computers to Update to match test computers.

Note Your computers

Set ownership and permissions to make the directory executable. Important This stops all automatic updates. Computers that were on the Newest version are now shown as being on the Oldest.

When installing on Windows computers you

In the table of versions, you can use the buttons in the Action column to update computers when you want to. This Help topic tells you how to set up manual updating, and how to test and roll out updates. This is particularly useful with large numbers of computers.