This article describes how to apply Central Installation Directory (CID) based Remote Management System (RMS) configuration, which is useful in several circumstances:
- Changing the ParentAddress / ParentRouterAddress after a server migration
- Changing ParentRouterAddress to use a message relay
- Changing the ParentAddress / ParentRouterAddress when the server IP address is behind a NAT firewall
The following sections are covered:
Applies to the following Sophos products and versions
Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux
Sophos Anti-Virus for Unix
The method will depend on whether endpoint installations have already been deployed or not:
- Option 1 – Pre-Installation (mrinit.conf)
Before installation, edit the
mrinit.conffile in the root of the CID. Eg:
SophosUpdateCIDsS000savlinuxmrinit.confIf using this method, you must uninstall Sophos Anti-Virus from any endpoint that has already used the existing mrinit.conf, and re-install afterwards.
- Option 2 – Post-Installation (mrinit.custom)
To centrally edit RMS information on existing endpoints, you can create a mrinit.custom which will be selected in preference to mrinit.conf.
Make a copy of
mrinit.confand edit the required values (eg. ParentAddress, ParentRouterAddress). Save the new file as
mrinit.customin the root of the CID. Eg:
Endpoints will automatically select mrinit.custom when they next perform an update from the CID.
If you are familiar with ConfigCID.exe it should be noted that this is not required/will not work in the scenario above.;
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