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Use ConfigEd.exe to config the SAV for Linux 

Mar 19, 2011 01:25 AM

Althought the SAV for Linux client cannot be managed by SAV Server, we can still use a tool named ConfigEd.exe to configure the GRC.DAT that can be used to distribute to your Linux client.

1. On the SAV Server, create a group that used to indentify your SAV for Linux client.

2. This will create a folder name 'Linux' under the folder: C:\Program Files\SAV\Symantec AntiVirus\Groups\, and, a GRC.DAT will located under this folder:

3. You can find the ConfigEd.exe under Tools folder of SAV's CD layout:

4. The UI of the ConfigEd.exe is the one as the below screenshot:

5. Click 'Load GRC.dat' button to load the GRC.DAT of the newly created 'Linux' group which located under C:\Program Files\SAV\Symantec AntiVirus\Groups\Linux.

6. By default, the SAV icon will not show on desktop, you can choose to enable this option which is under the 'Client Admin Only Options':

7. By defalut, the Roaming is enabled, but, no romaing server configured. Click 'Client Roaming Options' button, enter the SAV Server:

8. By default, the Parent Server is configured by server name, you can add the IP address of the Parent Server if no DNS under your environment:

9. After all the configurations and changes, click 'Sav GRC.dat' button to save the changes.

10. Distribute this GRC.DAT file to the folder /var/Symante of the Linux client.

11. The GRC.DAT file will be imported automatically every ten minutes, or, run the command /etc/init.d/rtvscand restart to restart the rtvscand to trigger it immediatly.

12. Change the path to /opt/Symantec/symantec_antivirus, then run the command symcfg -r list to check all the configurations.

For example, if you have configured an Administrator Scan, after run the command symcfg -r list | grep Administrator, the information will like this:

The information of the Parent Server will like this:


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Feb 26, 2013 11:56 AM

That is a good news indeed.

But is there any document that says so? and an ETA ofcourse :)

Thanks again Mick.

Feb 26, 2013 11:06 AM

A managed SEP for Linux client is officially on the roadmap. &: )

Until it comes out, these may be helpful:

Feb 26, 2013 11:00 AM

So, it's said that the SAV for Linux will be merged into SEP?

Sep 12, 2012 04:47 AM

Now that SAV 10 has reached its End-of-Life, an updated ConfigEd is needed.

Update Configuration Editor (ConfigEd) Tool for SAVFL

Sep 11, 2012 10:46 PM

OK, so is this tool can still be used to create standardize configuration of SYSLOG event logging in all of my SAVFL v 13 ?

May 28, 2012 05:33 AM

This is very helpful. Thanks.

May 28, 2012 04:29 AM

Many thanks for the illustration!  &: )

Here are a couple of related articles that SAV for Linux users may find interesting:

How to configure Symantec AntiVirus for Linux using a GRC.DAT file
Article: TECH93386   |  Created: 2009-01-10   |  Updated: 2012-02-01   | 
Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH93386

Management of Symantec AntiVirus (SAV) for Linux
Article: TECH102587   |  Created: 2007-01-05   |  Updated: 2012-02-01   | 
Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH102587 


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