How the AutoUpdate repository works

The AutoUpdate repository list (SITELIST.XML) specifies the configuration information necessary to perform an AutoUpdate task.

The AutoUpdate repository list includes:
  • Repository information and location
  • Repository order preference
  • Proxy settings, where required
  • Encrypted credentials required to access each repository

When an AutoUpdate task is performed, a connection is made to the first enabled repository (update site) in the repository list. If this repository is not available, the next repository is contacted, and so on until a connection is made, or until the end of the list is reached.

If your network uses a proxy server, you can specify which proxy settings to use, the address of the proxy server, and whether to use authentication. Proxy information is stored in the AutoUpdate repository list. The proxy settings you configure apply to all repositories in the repository list.

The location of the AutoUpdate repository list depends on your operating system.
  • For Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Vista, Microsoft 2000 Server, Microsoft 2003 Server, and Microsoft 2008 Server — C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\McAfee\Common Framework
  • For Microsoft Windows 7 — C:\ProgramData\McAfee\Common Framework

How the AutoUpdate repository works