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How To Upgrade Trend Micro OfficeScan 8.0 to OfficeScan 10

Upgrading to the latest version of Trend Micro OfficeScan is surprisingly easy. Here’s how we did it.

1. Uninstall the old version from the server.
2. Install the new version on the server. Use the same license key from the old version. It will work like a charm.

When the Trend Micro OfficeScan Client installed on the workstations automatically updates, it will download and install the new client from the server. As an administrator, all you have to do is wait until all of them upgrades automatically. They will be required to restart their PC though, so, just shoot an e-mail to your users informing them of the activity.

You might ask, do you really need to upgrade? What’s new in version 10 anyway? I have browsed it and found new features. Among them, I like Device Control the most.

Device Control makes managing of removable devices easily. You can give full access, read only access, read and execute access, or completely no access to USB ports, CD drives, floppy drives and even network folders.

Other added features are SmartScan, Behavioral Pattern and Active Directory integration.

Marhgil Macuha

Marhgil Macuha is a Computer Engineering graduate of Batangas State University. He is currently a Senior Solutions Developer at a Canadian IT company.

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