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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit


I am using Microsoft deployment toolkit for upgrading a company's Windows 7 pc's to Windows 10.

Currently mcafee is installed on all of the pc's.

The problem i am getting is mcafee is blocking the upgrade, is there a way to work around this or exclude this action?

Thank you

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Re: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

I moved this provisionally to Business > General Discussion for better handling, since you mentioned a company's machines.

If this had been the consumer side I would have said at least disable the antivirus on all machines before trying but preferably uninstall the software until the upgrade is complete, then reinstall.

Situations differ but the above is what is recommended although I personally only disabled the A/V for my own upgrade.

Let's see what people say on the Business side.




Re: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

Most likely this is Access Protection inVSE blocking the Microsoft Update process.  Moved to product specific forum for better response.


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Re: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

Check in the Access Protection log on the client machine to see what rule is being triggered. Then, you will have to modify the VSE policy to exclude that process, or allow that particular action, at least temporarily. I am guessing it is a rule related to scripting, such as "Prevent execution of scripts from the Temp folder."

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Marking this as 'Assumed Answered' and locking it. As it is over 2 years old.

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