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February 2002


 Dear Mr. Know-It-All 

Mr. Know-It-All has the answers to even the really tough questions.


Question:

When IBM sold IBM AntiVirus to Symantec, I received a copy of Symantec Norton AntiVirus. It's OK. Virus updates are available and it seems to detect the current viruses that my Windows friend catch. But, and there's always a but, it insists on installing itself on the C: drive. I'd really rather have it on my D: drive. Can I do this?

Answer:

Of course, the answer is yes. This is OS/2.

Since you already have the program installed, make sure it is shut down. Then use the drives object and drag the Symantec folder to where you want it to live. In my case this was d:\NavOS2. I'll use this in the examples that follow.

Open up the Norton AntiVirus folder and check the object properties. Make sure the objects now point to the new location. If you are starting Norton AntiVirus from the Startup folder, don't forget the check this object too.

For those of you lurkers that don't have Norton AntiVirus installed yet, just install it to your preferred location. The installer will insist on installing the virus definitions to c:\symantec. After installing, drag the c:\Symantec\Common folder to d:\NavOS2\Common.

When you are done, you will have the following directory structure:

 |--NAVOS2
 |   \--COMMON
 |       \--SHARED
 |           \--VIRUSDEF
Now using your favorite .INI editor, find the entries for the following applications:
  SymantecInstalledApps
  SymantecNAV
  SymantecSharedDefs
Change the pathnames in the key values to match the new locations. Don't forget to retain the trailing null (i.e. 0x00) at the end of each pathname.

Now find the file d:\NavOS2\DefLoc.Dat and change the value of the Location key to match the new location. In my example, the key becomes.

 Location=D:\NAVOS2\COMMON\SHARED\VIRUSDEF
Verify that the program objects are pointing to the correct locations and you are ready to go.

Oh, you want to know about LiveUpdate? Well, ask me next month.


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The Southern California OS/2 User Group
P.O. Box 26904
Santa Ana, CA 92799-6904, USA

Copyright 2002 the Southern California OS/2 User Group. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

SCOUG, Warp Expo West, and Warpfest are trademarks of the Southern California OS/2 User Group. OS/2, Workplace Shell, and IBM are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners.