Auto Upgrade lets you automatically upgrade the Symantec Endpoint Protection client software on all of the Windows or Mac clients in a group.With Auto Upgrade, Windows standard clients receive a delta upgrade package that Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager creates.
You can also restart the clients at any time by running a restart command from the management server.For 12.1, see the following page for information on feature mapping from 11.0: Feature mapping between 11.0 and 12.1 clients See Restarting the client computers from Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager. The following is a description of the automatic updating process for Microsoft Security Essentials virus and spyware definitions.MSE requires that the Automatic Update service be running and started, but it does not matter what you have selected in Control Panel/Automatic Updates for the way you want to handle critical and important updates for Windows.It is recommended, however, that you at least allow Automatic Updates to notify you about critical and important updates so that you can choose to download and install them as soon as possible and help keep your operating system secure with the latest patches from Microsoft.(added 11/16/12) Windows Defender in Windows 8 requires Automatic Updates to be configured to download and install updates automatically or the Windows Defender signature updates will not install automatically.(The following was true prior to build 1961/1963) You will not be offered MSE signature updates via Windows Automatic Updates automatically and they will not be offered if you go to Windows Updates manually to check for updates. ") right now about the relationship of MSE background automatic updates to Windows Automatic Updates.MSE updates have changed slightly in the new release.Updates are*also* pushed through Windows Automatic Updates via the AU check and this *does* depend on your AU selection.If you have it set for install automatically, you may see signature updates multiple times per day.If you have it set to notify only, you may see the WU tray icon telling you about available updates.