Can anyone confirm what files do we have to use when using 3rd party deplotment tools (Unicentre, SMS etc.):
There are 2x .msi files for 32Bit and 64Bit and an .exe file in each .zip file:
Question 1: I presume we have to determine whether system is 32-bit or 64-bit and then deploy the relevant msi ? (First deploy the Agent (MfeEEAgentXX.msi) and then the EEPC client (MfeEEPc64.msi)
Question 2: what is the purpose of MfeIsWin64.exe in each .zip file? Does that need to be deployed as well? if yes, when (before/after Agent)?
Question 3: Do we support this, if yes, when can we expect an official doco?
Why would you need third party tools to deploy EEv6 client?
If you have McAfee ePO agent 4.5 deployed, it will install EE Client via tasks and policies.
For ePO agent 4.5 installation you just need to deliver FramePkg.exe and that can be done with third party tools easily.
Thanks Peter for you response.
I am assisting a large Aerospace Defence company for a PointSec displacement.
They have a seperate packaging team responsible for endpoint SW deployment, they use their preferred deployment method (ie. Unicenter) while Server/Security team manage the ePO administration. Most of the enterprises I have worked with do not use ePO for software deployment hence we have to give them .msi for packaging.
But most of the SMB/Midsize and even some enterprises rely on ePO for endpoint sow deployment. Further, McAfee have official 3rd party packaging instructions (ie. for MS SCCM) doco for some products (HDLP) I was wondering whether there is such doco for EE as well. (if not at least some instructions on what files to be used)
no sorry, there's no official 3rd party packing instructions available, or planned at the moment. I guess you could get professional services to help create it for you but its not something we have a plan to deliver at the moment.
As EEPC6 is so intrinsicly linked to EPO4.5 I'm not sure it was ever a consideration that someone might want to deploy it outside that framework. I understand deploying the EPO client itself might be useful through some other system, but everything from then onwards is an extension to EPO (not a separate product) so is really designed to be deployed with EPO itself.
Thanks everyone ofr comments!
I performed manual installation of EE6 client with success. Here are the simple steps:
Where xx is 34 or 64 Bit
Verify Agent Installation McAfee Agent - Quick Settings
Once above step is successful, Install MfeEEPcXX.msi
Where xx is 34 or 64 Bit
Once Installation is complted system will prompt to restart.
After the reboot encryption will begin.
Above steps can be automated using 3rd part deployment tool (ie. SMS, Unicenter etc.)
Mink, I'm glad you figured this out. I was about to reply with the same info.
In general, McAfee is making it easier to deploy individual components by means other than ePO. In fact, there is a whitepaper for how to do it with our most common products (AV, Anti-Spyware, HIPS, etc.). I'm sure we can dig that up if you need it.
EEPC instructions are not included in the whitepaper.
Deploying EEPC by third party tool is very simple.
All these MSI files are in the .zip file you get when you download the product from McAfee's download site.