HOW TO: Disable Sophos auto update at startup
When workstations startup and have the Sophos Anti Virus solution installed, the bootup is delayed because Sophos wants to update the anti-virus definitions. This is a most secure solution, but not preferred.
After a little bit of searching, i discovered a nice setting which delays the Auto-Update at startup.
I created a ADM for your convenience.
Use this ADM:
KEYNAME "SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Sophos AutoUpdate Service"
PART !!SophosImagePath EDITTEXT EXPANDABLETEXT REQUIRED
DEFAULT "C:\Program Files\Sophos\AutoUpdate\ALsvc.exe -NoStartupCheck"
ImagePath="Sophos AutoUpdate ImagePath"
SophosImagePath="Sophos Image Path"
Works like a charm..