Hello, I would like to ask about the compatibility (or lack of) between McAfee Agent 22.214.171.1243 and VSE 8.8 patch 6 (not the hotfix, but the 1445).
A have a machine where VSE 126.96.36.1995 was installed along with Agent 188.8.131.52 and it was all working fine. The agent was updated to 184.108.40.2063 and everything was still normal, with DAT and Engine Updates, as well as policies and tasks.
Then, I observed that problems occur when McAfee Agent 220.127.116.113 is installed prior to VSE (e.g., when a new workstation enters the network, is unmanaged by ePO, and the agent is deployed first so that later the VSE can be installed). What I observed was that DAT and Engines are still updated, but any change in VSE policies is not displayed or enforced on those workstations. Is this because of lack of compatibility between those two versions? If so, was is the best way to solve this? Deploying another Agent version and forcing the installation over the existing version?
Thanks in advance.
from the Release-PDF MA502HF1110392:
if intending to use Patch 7 as the prerequisite, Patch 7 is restricted to installing on MA18.104.22.168 and you mus follow
1, install or upgrade to MA 22.214.171.124
2. install or upgrade to VSE 8.8.0. P7
3. upgrade to MA 126.96.36.1993
That is exactly my problem. On some workstations with agent 188.8.131.523, VSE 184.108.40.2065 was installed. What I'm asking is the most appropriate way to solve this. Deploy agent 220.127.116.11 and force installation or updating to patch 7?
Just install Patch 7.
Patch 7 supports installing to MA 18.104.22.1683. It's in the documentation for patch 7.
And if you plan to do that, be sure to review the Known Issues KB article for patch 7 items (as you did for Patch 6 I'm sure).