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Temporarily disable ENS via command line?

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My organization recently switched to ENS from HIPS.  As a sysadmin, we could disable HIPS remotely (to install/uninstall software) with a simple script using psexec.  Part of the script is as follows:

psexec \\%CPUNAME% "C:\Program Files\McAfee\Host Intrusion Prevention\ClientControl.exe" /stop

 

Is there a way to disable ENS Threat Prevention and Adaptive Threat Prevention via command line instead of the GUI?  This would save us hours of extra clicking as we support 1000's of machines.  

 

If this is not possible, can we request that it be added in future ENS products?  Thanks

 

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Re: Temporarily disable ENS via command line?

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Hi @Former Member ,

ENS do not have a command line utility to enable or disable features.
The recommended way to change any configuration in ENS is through local ENS console or from EPO.

- Rohit Francis

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Speaking bluntly, that is a horrible idea.  If an attacker gets on a system, they just need to do that as a first stage of an attack.  If you need to disable it, use the ePO Web API to apply a tag to disable it and then force a wakeup.  

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Normally I would agree with you, but this environment is different. 

They would need to know the Mcafee password to do this, and policy re-enables it after a few minutes anyways.  I was curious as to if its possible as another group handles ePO.

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Re: Temporarily disable ENS via command line?

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Hi @Former Member ,

ENS do not have a command line utility to enable or disable features.
The recommended way to change any configuration in ENS is through local ENS console or from EPO.

- Rohit Francis

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