Auto-Updating the WatchGuard WebBlocker Database

WatchGuard XTM 2 series and Edge units use a cloud based version of WebBlocker. XTM 5 series and above, and Peak and Core units require you to install WebBlocker Server to host the 250MB database. please note, the WebBlocker Server does not automatically update itself. The best procedure to keep your WebBlocker database updated is to use Windows Task Scheduler. You can use Windows Task Scheduler to schedule the “updatedb.bat” process, which is created automatically for you in your C:\Program Files\WatchGuard\wsm11.0\bin directory.
  1. Open the Windows Task Scheduler: Select Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Scheduled Tasks.
  2. Click Add Scheduled Task. The Scheduled Tasks wizard starts.
  3. Click Next. A list of programs appears.
  4. Click Browse and go to C:\Program Files\WatchGuard\wsm11\bin
  5. Select updatedb.bat
  6. Select the time interval at which to do this task. We recommend that you update your database each day. You can update less frequently if you have low bandwidth. Click Next.
  7. Type the time and frequency to start the procedure. Because the update batch file stops and restarts the WebBlocker Server, we recommend that you schedule updates outside your usual hours of operation.
  8. Select a start date. Click Next
  9. Type the user name and the passphrase for this procedure. Make sure that this user has access to the necessary files. Click Next.
  10. Click Finish

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