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By Michael Morrison

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Posted: 7 Jan 2004
 

Here's how you can load Norton Antivirus protection on all systems across the network at user login.

Execute this script at Login:

IF OS="WIN95" AND DAY_OF_WEEK="WEDNESDAY" THEN BEGIN
EXIT "vdatupdate98"
END

IF OS="WINNT" AND DAY_OF_WEEK="WEDNESDAY" THEN BEGIN
EXIT "vdatupdateXP"
END

Create 2 batch files, 1 for 95/98, and 1 for NT/XP

Win 95/98 Batch File "vdatupdate98.bat":

COPY Z:\TECHNICIAN\vdats\*.* "c:\Program Files\Norton Antivirus\*.*"
cls
EXIT

WinNT/XP Batch File "vdatupdateXP.exe"

COPY Z:\TECHNICIAN\vdats\*.* "C:\Program Files\Common Files\
Symantec Shared\VirusDefs\Incoming\*.*"
cls
EXIT

That's it! Make sure you use the quotes or C:\Program Files will be an invalid directory because of the space. IF you installed into a different directory make sure you change the batch file accordingly.

Suggestions

NEW ROYE wrote: Symantec's defwatch service updates the definitions when a file called zdone.dat appears in the target directory. I suggest the following change:

  1. Copy all files except zdone.dat
  2. After all files are copied copy zdone.dat


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