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pwctw
Level 7

How to use command line to open "McAfee Endpoint Encryption System Status"

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There are two windows have to be opend to get hard drive start encrypting:

1. McAfee Agent Monitor

2. McAfee Endpoint Encryption System Status

How can I use command line to open these two windows at the same time (in one batch file) instead of using mouse right click on McAfee system tray icon.......etc.

EEPC Version: 6.2

Operating system: Windows 7 64 Bit

Thanks!!

on 2012/10/24 上午02時25分15秒
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rhricik447
Level 7

Re: How to use command line to open "McAfee Endpoint Encryption System Status"

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I know what you are trying to do - to speed up the time it takes for encryption to initially kick off - right?  You really don't need the Endpoint Encryption Status screen running, it has no interaction and is just there for information.

What you need to do is to manually kick-off at least one (preferably two or three) 'Update Security' - this establishes good comms with ePO and makes sure you have all the keys you need for communication.

<McAfee VirusScan Dir> mcupdate /UPDATE /QUIET

then you need to send the properties of the asset:
<McAfee Agent Dir>\cmdagent /P

then you need to send any events (the 'Creating Event...' in the Endpoint Encryption Status Screen)

This is included when you check for new/updated policies, so the command is:

<McAfee Agent Dir>\cmdagent /C

Wait 10-20 secs, do the last command again - you can program it to run a few more times. 

This usually will start the whole encryption process within 5 minutes or so on a PC that has a good network connection (don't try across the VPN unless you are sure your hostname gets put into DNS immediately!)

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: How to use command line to open "McAfee Endpoint Encryption System Status"

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Moved to Encryption: ePO Managed for better attention.

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SafeBoot
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Re: How to use command line to open "McAfee Endpoint Encryption System Status"

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You don't have to "open" these windows to get encryption to start - it will start in the background on its own.

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rhricik447
Level 7

Re: How to use command line to open "McAfee Endpoint Encryption System Status"

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I know what you are trying to do - to speed up the time it takes for encryption to initially kick off - right?  You really don't need the Endpoint Encryption Status screen running, it has no interaction and is just there for information.

What you need to do is to manually kick-off at least one (preferably two or three) 'Update Security' - this establishes good comms with ePO and makes sure you have all the keys you need for communication.

<McAfee VirusScan Dir> mcupdate /UPDATE /QUIET

then you need to send the properties of the asset:
<McAfee Agent Dir>\cmdagent /P

then you need to send any events (the 'Creating Event...' in the Endpoint Encryption Status Screen)

This is included when you check for new/updated policies, so the command is:

<McAfee Agent Dir>\cmdagent /C

Wait 10-20 secs, do the last command again - you can program it to run a few more times. 

This usually will start the whole encryption process within 5 minutes or so on a PC that has a good network connection (don't try across the VPN unless you are sure your hostname gets put into DNS immediately!)

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pwctw
Level 7

Re: How to use command line to open "McAfee Endpoint Encryption System Status"

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Hi Ray,

Thank you for answering the question, that's excactly what I'm looking for, thanks again!!

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