McAfee Vulnerability Manager 7.5 Getting Started Guide

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              The Getting Started Guide will walk you through the McAfee Vulnerability Manager (MVM) 7.5 download, installation and initial setup steps required to begin working with MVM 7.5.



              This video takes you step by step through the MVM 7.5 installation and intial setup.  For reference the same steps are provided below.









    Software Download


    McAfee Vulnerability Manager 7.5 software and documentation are available on the McAfee Download site with a valid grant number.  Navigate to, enter your grant number and click Go.


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    Scroll to McAfee Vulnerability Manager Software


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    Scroll to McAfee Vulnerability Manager 7.5

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    Click I Agree


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    Download MVMSetup75.exe



    Recommended Server Settings


    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 has Admin Approval Mode enabled by default.  We recommend this be disabled:


      1. Local Security Policy -> Security Options


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    2. Set User Account Control: Admin Approval Mode to Disabled 


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    Internet Explorer Enhanced Security should be set to Off for Administrators 



    1.  Server Manager -> Configure IE ESC


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    2.  Turn Off for Administrators


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    It is recommended that you reboot your server at this point.





    Right click MVMSetup75.exe and Run as Administrator


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    Exit all windows programs and click next through the welcome screen


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    Accept the terms of the license agreement and click next




    Installation Options select Standard and click Next:




    Choose the Database server you are connecting to and enter your credentials and click Next:


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    Verify the Critical Dependencies are met and click Next:


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    The installation creates a database named Faultline.  Configure the faultline database user password. 

    Note: If the password is changed after installation at any point this must also be updated in the FCM console under Preferences -> Database


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    The Global Administrator is capable of performing administrative tasks that you may not want to offer organizational administrators.  Set the Global Admin user password and click Next:


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    MVM uses organizations to manage system access.  Enter the Organization name and Administrator user password and click Next

    **Note:  Additional organizations and/or workgroups can be added using the Enterprise Manager after installation.


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    The install confirmation screen shows a summary of options chosen by the user OR for the user.  There are additional options in this screen that were not presented to the user in the standard install that may be changed if desired.  If you would like to change any of the options highlight the line item and click Modify.  When you are satisfied with the settings click Install.


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    At the end of the installation you will be requested to reboot…click Finish to restart. 


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    Update McAfee Vulnerability Manager (FSUpdate)


    Update MVM 7.5 to the latest content and patches using FSUpdate.


    Start -> All Programs -> Foundstone -> Update McAfee Vulnerability Manager

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    FSUpdate requires a username and password to download the latest content and product patches.  When purchasing the product you will receive an e-mail titled 'McAfee Vulnerability Manager Update Account Credentials'. 


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    Enter the credentials received in the e-mail above into FSUpdate and click Check for Updates Now.  For manual updates see KB58796 for 'How to manually update Vulnerability Manager content and software'




    This will take 45 minutes or more to complete.  When complete you should see a message indicating the update was successful for each of the 6 packages listed above.


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    To verify the package was updated successfully go to Start -> All Programs -> Foundstone -> FCMConsole.  In the left pane click on the system name to expand.


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    The services should show a green arrow if running and the Running version should equal the latest update version as seen below.


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    You can now login to the Enterprise Manager:




    The Organization configured in the installtion will already be filled in.  Enter the User Name: Administrator and the Password configured in the installation.


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    The inital screen will show a blank dashboard becasue no scanning has occured.  You will notice that the installation comes with 60 day trial license that had limted functionality.  Please refer to the Licensing section below to apply your MVM license.


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    If you have already purchased an MVM license and would like to apply it click Start -> All Programs -> Foundstone -> Register McAfee Vulnerability Manager




    The Registration key that appears is the trial license hash.  Click Clear.


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    Clicking Clear will warn you that this is a trial license and clearing it will disrupt the application.  The product will not be functional until the permanent license is recieved.  This process could take 24 - 48 hours.  Click Yes if you are ready to license MVM.


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    Click Generate to create a new hash and then click Website:


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    Fill in the registration form and click Submit Registration:

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    You will receive an e-mail from Mcafee with your license block:


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    Cut and paste the unlock code from the e-mail into the Unlock Code field and click Register Now:


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    A confirmation will pop-up indicating the unlock code has been applied, click OK:


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    Contact Us


    For additional information including a demo of McAfee Vulnerability Manager go to:



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