This article details the minimal number of steps required to enable your endpoint computers to update via HTTP using Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS).
By default endpoints are configured to update using a UNC path however you can configure what we will refer to as a 'Web CID' (Central Installation Directory) to enable endpoints to update using HTTP.
Known to apply to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s) Sophos Update Manager
Please follow the steps below for your version of IIS.
Creating a Web CID on IIS 7.0 / 8.0
The following instructions are for configuring a Web CID on Microsoft Internet Information Server version 7.0 on Windows Server 2008 using a Virtual Directory.
Creating a Web CID on IIS 6.0
The following instructions are for configuring a Web CID on Microsoft Internet Information Server 6.0 on Windows Server 2003 using a Virtual Directory.
Configure Updating Policies
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