• Sophos Anti-Virus version 7: End of life

    Before March, if Sophos is to continue to protect your networks, and you are running version 7.5 a major version upgrade is required from 7.5 9.5.

    7.5 will be discontinued from March onwards

    Products Affected:

    • Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows 7.x
    • EM Library 1.3.x
    • Enterprise Console 3.x
    • Sophos Control Center 2.x


    The desktop message will read:

    Sophos Anti-Virus 7, EM Library and Sophos Control Center will be retired at the end of March 2011. You should upgrade computers running these products so that your network continues to be protected.

    Messages will appear on all computers from the start of January 2011.

    To turn off these messages and to learn more about the retirement, visit Sophos support knowledgebase article .

    Full KB Article Regarding this can be found here: http://www.sophos.com/support/knowle...le/112120.html

    James.
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. SYSMAN_MK's Avatar
      SYSMAN_MK -
      Here is the reg setting to disable the message on clients in the meantime.

      Code:
      Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
      
      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\SAVService\Application]
      "DisableEndOfLifeMessaging"=dword:00000001
    1. round2it's Avatar
      round2it -
      Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK View Post
      Here is the reg setting to disable the message on clients in the meantime.

      Code:
      Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
      
      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\SAVService\Application]
      "DisableEndOfLifeMessaging"=dword:00000001
      what is the easiest way to push this setting out?
      an example of a startup script would be great

      or can it be done via gpo?

      any help would be great
    1. PcDude's Avatar
      PcDude -
      Quote Originally Posted by round2it View Post
      what is the easiest way to push this setting out?
      an example of a startup script would be great

      or can it be done via gpo?

      any help would be great
      The article mentions how to push out the change to all clients using the share that they update from. That may be the easiest way.
      Sophos Anti-Virus version 7: End of life
    1. numericspark's Avatar
      numericspark -
      I have created an adm file to do this through group policy, just copy and paste the below into notepad and save as a .adm

      CLASS MACHINE

      CATEGORY "Sophos"

      POLICY "Disable Sophos Expiry Msg"

      KEYNAME "SOFTWARE\Sophos\SAVService\Application"
      EXPLAIN "This policy disables the expiration of sophos 7 messages"
      VALUENAME "DisableEndOfLifeMessaging"
      VALUEON NUMERIC 1
      VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0

      END POLICY

      END CATEGORY
    1. browolf's Avatar
      browolf -
      that adm didn't work for me. I used reg2adm to remake it and got this instead, which does work:

      CLASS MACHINE
      CATEGORY SOFTWARE\Sophos\SAVService
      POLICY Application
      KEYNAME SOFTWARE\Sophos\SAVService\Application
      PART DisableEndOfLifeMessaging NUMERIC
      VALUENAME "DisableEndOfLifeMessaging"
      END PART
      END POLICY
      END CATEGORY
    1. TechSupp's Avatar
      TechSupp -
      Sorry if this is a bit of a simpletons question but what do I do with the adm file in AD. At home at moment so cant have a look. Presume I just import it from the File menu and it then affects all users or do I have to do it with individual GPO's?
    1. round2it's Avatar
      round2it -
      i just ran the reg setting to imported with a startup script seems to have worked no messages been displayed.
    1. TechSupp's Avatar
      TechSupp -
      How did you run the reg setting with a startup script, any chance of a copy of the script?
    1. themightymrp's Avatar
      themightymrp -
      Example script if the above is saved as sophosmsg.reg

      regedit /s \\domain\netlogon\sophosmsg.reg


      Easy as pie