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Hello

I am trying to repoint the Agent to a new repository for updates. When I right click on AutoUpdate and then click Tools > Edit AutoUpdate Repository List, I need to put in the server/path for the new site. I know this should be ePO_Server name, but what comes after that?

My second problem is pointing the client the new ePO server, so that it can follow the policies there. What is the way to re-point the client to the ePO?

 

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@skeating MA 5.6.1 definitely will not work on Windows 2003 as it's a completely different architecture and isn't supported.

If you're looking to locally override policy configuration, then you would need to remove the old managed Agent and re-install with a compatible version managed by the new ePO.

If you have administrative rights on the system, you could look to attempt to force re-manage the current MA instead. However, depending on your version, this may not work. 

C:\Program Files\McAfee\Agent\maconfig.exe -provision -managed -auto -dir "temp location to copy keys"
 -epo ePOServerMachine [-user ePO-User-name] [-password epo-admin-password]

For example,

maconfig -provision -managed -auto -dir "C:\Windows\Temp"
 -epo ePOServerMachine [-user admin] [password password123]

 

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Hi Skeating,

 

To point an ePO-managed agent to a different ePO server for updates and policies, you will want to deploy a McAfee Agent from the new ePO server to the client machine so that it updates from the new server. This page should help:

https://docs.mcafee.com/bundle/agent-5.5.0-installation-guide-epolicy-orchestrator/page/GUID-65E0DAF...

 

Thanks!

Re: Repointing the Agent

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Thanks for the information. I believe part of the issue is that I have a couple of Windows 2003 servers and the 5.6.1 agent will not work on those. They still have the old ePO server settings on them, so would removing the McAfee Agent from the 2003 allow me to edit the VSE agent on the serer? 

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@skeating MA 5.6.1 definitely will not work on Windows 2003 as it's a completely different architecture and isn't supported.

If you're looking to locally override policy configuration, then you would need to remove the old managed Agent and re-install with a compatible version managed by the new ePO.

If you have administrative rights on the system, you could look to attempt to force re-manage the current MA instead. However, depending on your version, this may not work. 

C:\Program Files\McAfee\Agent\maconfig.exe -provision -managed -auto -dir "temp location to copy keys"
 -epo ePOServerMachine [-user ePO-User-name] [-password epo-admin-password]

For example,

maconfig -provision -managed -auto -dir "C:\Windows\Temp"
 -epo ePOServerMachine [-user admin] [password password123]

 

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If this information was helpful in any way, or answered your question, will you please select "Accept as Solution" in my reply, or give kudos as appropriate, so together we can help other members?

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