We are using VSE8.8.0 on different versions of Windows server including 2012 R2 edition. For a specific period of time i want to pause all the McAfee services from that machine(2012 R2).
After disabling from "Virus Scan Conlsole", still "McAfee On Access Scanner" & "McAfee Agent"services is running at "Task Manager".
I have checked from "services.msc" to kill them permanently without any success.
Is there anything that i can do from ePO? Any idea to suggest!
You are placing the server at risk, by disabling the AV.
To disable the AV :
Go the A access protection on the VSE console . deselect the 2 tick boxes :
1. Enable access protection
2. Prevent mcAfee services from being stopped.
When this is done , go to the services.msc
stop all the mcafee services . Then go to the properties of the services and select disabled.
This should stop the services from starting up.
I can't think of any legitimate need to disable McAfee Agent. It's very light and I've never ever had a problem with it interfering with anything. LIkewise for VirusScan Enterprise per se. I have however had occasion to disable the AccessProtection portion of VSE at times. For that, in ePO I like to implement a tag, and use a policy assignment rule to apply a VSE policy in which Access protection is disabled for hosts that have my "VSE - Disable Access Protection" tag. You could combine this technique with a server taskk to apply that tag at given intervals and to send a couple of wake up call to apply the new policy/tag. I've not done this but just thinking out loud.