A question. I try to upgarde HIPS 8.8 from P2 to P4. The upgade fails while IPS protection is enabled.
Is there a way to avoid IPS disabling during the upgrade by disabling just a specific IPS signature? All access protection signatures are disabled.
I've been having the same issue in my environment--- affecting over 800+ machines. The issue doesn't affect all of my devices-- it seems to be specific to one of our computer images. I've been disabling IPS, then run Update Now on a bunch of computers, wait for patch to install, then re-enable IPS. It's been a pain in the butt & puts the environment at risk, but I've been too busy to put in a ticket with McAfee. If you put a ticket in, please come back and post the resolution
I would suggest using the ClientControl tool to disable HIPS if you're trying to upgrade/patch/uninstall HIPS outside of ePO.
PD22145 - Host Intrusion Prevention - Client Control Utility information