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Endpoint Security Preventing Windows Update

I have McAfee Endpoint Security installed on several machines across my company's domain, but the last few Windows Updates have not installed, despite having a version of Endpoint Security that is supposed to be compatible with it. I'm stuck unable to install the May 2020 feature update for Windows 10 (v2004) and have Endpoint Security 10.6.1.1724 installed. However, Windows keeps stating I need to fully uninstall McAfee Endpoint Security Threat Prevention, Web Control, and the Platform in order to proceed with the update.
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mpatel127
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Re: Endpoint Security Preventing Windows Update

Hi @User28572542 ,

Thank you for posting on McAfee Community,

I would say the error you are facing while performing an upgrade is correct because of the version of ENSTP installed on your machine. The version of ENSTP installed on your machine is 10.6.1.1724 which is "10.6.1 October 2019 Update" and the minimum supported version for windows 10 2004 is "10.6.1 April 2020 Update" 10.6.1.1996. 

Please refer McAfee KBA to know what are Minimum supported version for windows 10 >>https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB85784 

Compatibility with Windows 10 Versions 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903, 1909, and 2004
 

McAfee Products Win 10
Version
1909
November 2019 Update
Win 10
Version
2004
May 2020 Update
Win 10
Version
20H2
October 2020 Update
  Minimum Supported McAfee Product Version

Endpoint Protection Products1
Endpoint Security (ENS) 10.7.0
10.6.1 July Update Repost
10.5.5 July Update Repost
10.7.0 April 2020 Update
10.6.1 April 2020 Update

 
10.7.0 September 2020 Update
10.6.1 September 2020 Update

 

I would also suggest you to refer ENSTP Supported platform KBA to understand what are the versions available for download and install >>https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB82761 

Latest available version to download in ENSTP 10.6.1 Series as as below, Please download the same from McAfee Download site or check in from Software catalogue.

ENS 10.6.1 September 2020 Update Adaptive Threat Protection client 10.6.1.1719 Release Notes KB82450 September 8, 2020
Common client 10.6.1.2113
Firewall client 10.6.1.1596
Threat Prevention client 10.6.1.2173
Web Control client 10.6.1.1716
Adaptive Threat Protection extension 10.6.1.1339
Common extension 10.6.1.1374
Firewall extension 10.6.1.1378
Threat Prevention extension 10.6.1.1470
Web Control extension 10.6.1.1345

 

Let us know if you have any questions and we will get back to you.

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Mayur P

 

Re: Endpoint Security Preventing Windows Update

Ok, that's just telling me the problem I already know.  What I need to know is how to get my McAfee to update itself to a version that will allow me to update my Windows, since the auto-updater clearly isn't doing it's job.

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Re: Endpoint Security Preventing Windows Update

Hi @User28572542 ,

Thank you for reaching out to us for clarification.

Just to clarify that upgrading version of ENSTP requires creation of deployment task and assign it to group of machine to pull version update.

I have posted answer for same query here in my another post, Hope this helps >>https://community.mcafee.com/t5/Endpoint-Security-ENS/how-update-ENS-10-7/m-p/671142#M10039 

If you still have any questions, Feel free to reach out to us.

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Re: Endpoint Security Preventing Windows Update

I'm trying to follow the guides to even attempt a product deploy to update my McAfee installs across my domain, but my ePO is version 5.9.0, nothing is lining up with how the guides say to do things, and everything seems set up to go out of it's way to make a simple task as "update to latest version" as difficult and obfuscating as possible.

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