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All I am needing is a standalone that installs on Windows 2000 server. This houses our Intranet site and we do not have the resources available to upgrade the server. Need some help.
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Re: Need a standalone that works with Windows 2000 Server

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User68518159 said:

"All I am needing is a standalone that installs on Windows 2000 server. This houses our Intranet site and we do not have the resources available to upgrade the server. Need some help."

Venu said:

"@ User68518159 VSE 8.8 but Patch 4 would be the only stable product on Windows 2000, so the best way is to call McAfee and explain them the necessity and may be you are lucky enough to get it as Windows 2000 is a legacy product and neither Microsoft nor McAfee supports this."

VSE v8.8 Patch 4 Release Notes state:

VSE v8.8 Patch 4 Repost installs

• Scan Engine: 5600
• Detection Definitions (DAT): 7000+
• McAfee Agent:
   ◦ 4.8.0.887

VSCore 15.1 This version of VSCore allows VirusScan Enterprise to install on systems with expired
certificates.
VSCAN.BOF 659

Here is the problem:

Windows 2000 (Workstation and Server):

Todays DAT files require a newer engine to operate. Additionally, that may require a newer Agent than Windows 2000 can work with. Even if you can get the Agent updated, the Engine will still be limited to older versions no longer useful with todays DAT signatures.

Even if you can Install VSE P4, DATs will be limited to v7145 without updating the Engine. (Todays DAT is v9222.) To get the updated Engine, you will need an updated Agent, which I believe is not available Windows 2000 Server.

Consequently, you will end up with an outdated engine and out of date DAT signature files, meaning you are pretty much unprotected on Windows 2000 Server.

Even KB51111 does not even mention Windows 2000. The earliest Windows Server version mentioned:

9Windows Server 2003 reached EOS and EOL for VSE, on December 31, 2015. VSE 8.8 Patch 7 and earlier install and run on Windows Server 2003, but it is not supported by VSE. Upgrade your server to a supported version of Windows as soon as possible, see KB81563.

 

Clearly, if you do not have resources to upgrade the server, you certainly do not have the resources to expose a web server, unprotected. Certainly, the cost of a breach would be excessive and in my humble opinion, this exposure is not worth the risk.

Surely, this is not the answer you would like.

Thanks,
Ron Metzger

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@User68518159  VSE 8.8 but Patch 4 would be the only stable product on Windows 2000, so the best way is to call McAfee and explain them the necessity and may be you are lucky enough to get it as Windows 2000 is a legacy product and neither Microsoft nor McAfee supports this.

All the best.

Venu
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User68518159 said:

"All I am needing is a standalone that installs on Windows 2000 server. This houses our Intranet site and we do not have the resources available to upgrade the server. Need some help."

Venu said:

@User68518159: VSE 8.8 but Patch 4 would be the only stable product on Windows 2000, so the best way is to call McAfee and explain them the necessity and may be you are lucky enough to get it as Windows 2000 is a legacy product and neither Microsoft nor McAfee supports this."

Patch 4 Release Notes state:

VSE v8.8 Patch 4 Repost installs

• Scan Engine: 5600
• Detection Definitions (DAT): 7000+
• McAfee Agent:
   ◦ 4.8.0.887

VSCore 15.1 This version of VSCore allows VirusScan Enterprise to install on systems with expired
certificates.
VSCAN.BOF 659

Here is the problem:

Windows 2000 (Workstation and Server):

Todays DAT files require a newer engine to operate. Additionally, that may require a newer Agent than Windows 2000 can work with. Even if you can get the Agent updated, the Engine will still be limited to older versions no longer useful with todays DAT signatures.

Even if you can Install VSE P4, DATs will be limited to v7145 without updating the Engine. (Todays DAT is v9222.) To get the updated Engine, you will need an updated Agent, which I believe is not available Windows 2000 Server.

Consequently, you will end up with an outdated engine and out of date DAT signature files, meaning you are pretty much unprotected on Windows 2000 Server.

Even KB51111 does not even mention Windows 2000. The earliest Windows Server version mentioned:

9Windows Server 2003 reached EOS and EOL for VSE, on December 31, 2015. VSE 8.8 Patch 7 and earlier install and run on Windows Server 2003, but it is not supported by VSE. Upgrade your server to a supported version of Windows as soon as possible, see KB81563.

 

Clearly, if you do not have resources to upgrade the server, you certainly do not have the resources to expose a web server, unprotected. Certainly, the cost of a breach would be excessive and in my humble opinion, this exposure is not worth the risk.

Surely, this is not the answer you would like.

 

Thanks,
Ron Metzger

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User68518159 said:

"All I am needing is a standalone that installs on Windows 2000 server. This houses our Intranet site and we do not have the resources available to upgrade the server. Need some help."

Venu said:

"@User68518159  VSE 8.8 but Patch 4 would be the only stable product on Windows 2000, so the best way is to call McAfee and explain them the necessity and may be you are lucky enough to get it as Windows 2000 is a legacy product and neither Microsoft nor McAfee supports this."

Patch 4 Release Notes state:

VSE v8.8 Patch 4 Repost installs

• Scan Engine: 5600
• Detection Definitions (DAT): 7000+
• McAfee Agent:
   ◦ 4.8.0.887

VSCore 15.1 This version of VSCore allows VirusScan Enterprise to install on systems with expired
certificates.
VSCAN.BOF 659

Here is the problem:

Windows 2000 (Workstation and Server):

Todays DAT files require a newer engine to operate. Additionally, that may require a newer Agent than Windows 2000 can work with. Even if you can get the Agent updated, the Engine will still be limited to older versions no longer useful with todays DAT signatures.

Even if you can Install VSE P4, DATs will be limited to v7145 without updating the Engine. (Todays DAT is v9222.) To get the updated Engine, you will need an updated Agent, which I believe is not available Windows 2000 Server.

Consequently, you will end up with an outdated engine and out of date DAT signature files, meaning you are pretty much unprotected on Windows 2000 Server.

Even KB51111 does not even mention Windows 2000. The earliest Windows Server version mentioned:

9Windows Server 2003 reached EOS and EOL for VSE, on December 31, 2015. VSE 8.8 Patch 7 and earlier install and run on Windows Server 2003, but it is not supported by VSE. Upgrade your server to a supported version of Windows as soon as possible, see KB81563.

 

Clearly, if you do not have resources to upgrade the server, you certainly do not have the resources to expose a web server, unprotected. Certainly, the cost of a breach would be excessive and in my humble opinion, this exposure is not worth the risk.

Surely, this is not the answer you would like.

 

Thanks,
Ron Metzger

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Re: Need a standalone that works with Windows 2000 Server

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User68518159 said:

"All I am needing is a standalone that installs on Windows 2000 server. This houses our Intranet site and we do not have the resources available to upgrade the server. Need some help."

Venu said:

"@ User68518159 VSE 8.8 but Patch 4 would be the only stable product on Windows 2000, so the best way is to call McAfee and explain them the necessity and may be you are lucky enough to get it as Windows 2000 is a legacy product and neither Microsoft nor McAfee supports this."

VSE v8.8 Patch 4 Release Notes state:

VSE v8.8 Patch 4 Repost installs

• Scan Engine: 5600
• Detection Definitions (DAT): 7000+
• McAfee Agent:
   ◦ 4.8.0.887

VSCore 15.1 This version of VSCore allows VirusScan Enterprise to install on systems with expired
certificates.
VSCAN.BOF 659

Here is the problem:

Windows 2000 (Workstation and Server):

Todays DAT files require a newer engine to operate. Additionally, that may require a newer Agent than Windows 2000 can work with. Even if you can get the Agent updated, the Engine will still be limited to older versions no longer useful with todays DAT signatures.

Even if you can Install VSE P4, DATs will be limited to v7145 without updating the Engine. (Todays DAT is v9222.) To get the updated Engine, you will need an updated Agent, which I believe is not available Windows 2000 Server.

Consequently, you will end up with an outdated engine and out of date DAT signature files, meaning you are pretty much unprotected on Windows 2000 Server.

Even KB51111 does not even mention Windows 2000. The earliest Windows Server version mentioned:

9Windows Server 2003 reached EOS and EOL for VSE, on December 31, 2015. VSE 8.8 Patch 7 and earlier install and run on Windows Server 2003, but it is not supported by VSE. Upgrade your server to a supported version of Windows as soon as possible, see KB81563.

 

Clearly, if you do not have resources to upgrade the server, you certainly do not have the resources to expose a web server, unprotected. Certainly, the cost of a breach would be excessive and in my humble opinion, this exposure is not worth the risk.

Surely, this is not the answer you would like.

Thanks,
Ron Metzger

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@rmetzger Kudos. You hit the nail on the head!

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