How do I deploy MetaDefender Core v4 to an offline Windows environment?

Just like MetaDefender Core v3 (formerly Metascan), MetaDefender Core v4 supports deployment in either online or offline environments, although there are some differences between the two versions. Since the process has changed, we would like to provide an update to our users that will be upgrading to MetaDefender Core v4 in an offline environment.

There are four steps to getting the product up and running in an offline environment:

  1. Install MetaDefender Core on the offline server.

  2. Activate your license.

  3. Install and configure the MetaDefender Update Downloader utility.

  4. Apply the offline updates that are downloaded by the update utility to the offline MetaDefender Core server.

Installing MetaDefender Core

You can download the MetaDefender Core installation packages from the OPSWAT Portal. After logging into the Portal, navigate to the Downloads page, where you can select the MetaDefender Core package you wish to download. The supported operating systems include Windows 7 and later.

Download the installer and run it on the Windows system.


Activate your license

After MetaDefender Core is installed, you will need to activate your MetaDefender Core installation.

  1. Log into your MetaDefender Core Management Console at http://localhost:8008/. The default user ID and password for a new installation are admin/admin.

  2. Go to Settings > License.

  3. Log into the OPSWAT Portal and navigate to the MetaDefender Offline Activation page.

  4. Enter your license key and the activation code that you obtained from the MetaDefender Core Management Console.

  5. Apply that key to your MetaDefender Core server through the Management Console.

Installing the MetaDefender Update Downloader utility

If your MetaDefender Core server is deployed offline, you will need to use the Update Downloader utility to download the anti-malware definition updates to be applied to the server. You can download the Update Downloader utility from the OPSWAT Portal.

Once you have installed Update Downloader, apply your license key to activate the product.

  1. Log into the Update Downloader Management Console at http://<server>:8028/. The default user ID and password are admin/admin.

  2. Apply your license key under Settings > License. This automatically configures the Update Downloader to download the anti-malware engine updates that are included with your license.

  3. Update the configuration for update download and package generation on the Settings page of the Management Console.


Applying offline updates

Once the update packages have been downloaded, you can apply them to the offline MetaDefender Core server through the MetaDefender Core Management Console.

  1. Copy all of the update packages from the directory where the Update Downloader saves the updates to the offline MetaDefender Core system.

  2. Upload the update packages through the MetaDefender Core Management Console.

  3. Select the engine update packages from the directory where the Update Downloader is configured to save the update packages.


Contacting OPSWAT Support

If you have any questions or run into any difficulties in setting up your offline deployment of MetaDefender Core v4, please contact the OPSWAT Support team.

This article applies to MetaDefender Core v4 Windows
This article was last updated on 2018-03-26