Configuring the Central Console in a Disconnected Configuration

I. Configure the Data Rollup Service

  1. Select Tools > Operations > Data Rollup.

  2. In the Configure Data Rollup settings file area, select the IP address of the central console.

  1. Export the settings to a file by clicking Export Settings.

The remote consoles will need this file to import the data rollup configuration settings, so save the file to a secure location they can all access.

Note: Included in the exported file are credentials that allow the remote consoles to authenticate themselves to the central console. Importing the file at a remote console is the sole means of establishing a security association between it and the central console. You must therefore ensure that only authorized users have access to the exported file. It is a good idea to delete the exported file once you have set up your remote consoles. If needed, you can always export a new file.

II. Set Up a Distribution Server

You must set up a distribution server that the remote consoles can access. The central console will download required files to the distribution server and the remote consoles will download these same files from the distribution server.

See Configuring Distribution Servers for detailed information on configuring a distribution server.

III. Update the Distribution Server with the Latest Files

You must first download the latest scan engines, XML data files, and patches from the Web to the central console's patch download directory.

  1. Download the patches that have been approved by your organization.

See Downloading Patches for detailed information on downloading patches.

  1. Download the latest scan engines and XML data files by selecting Help > Refresh Files.

Copy the scan engines, XML data files, and patches from the central console to the distribution server by synchronizing the central console with the distribution server. For information on this, see Synchronizing Servers.

You can also configure Shavlik Protect to automatically download the latest engines and XML data files and synchronize all your distribution servers. See Synchronizing Servers for details.