Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Agent to server communications

Not sure where to post.

I am trying to understand what agent to server communications is in the epo policy. If I disable agent to server communications what happens. I know it will not allow me to click anything on the agent that goes to the server from the client. It just displays a message agent to server communications disabled. Does this disabling getting dat files. Does the agent still go to the server once a day. Or does this just disable a manual communication from the client? Please to inform....

Moved to Corporate - MOD
2 Replies
Reliable Contributor
Reliable Contributor
Report Inappropriate Content
Message 2 of 3

RE: Agent to server communications

Without agent to server communication enabled the agent will not pass its properties to the epo server and will not take its policies from it. not something you really want to disable.

The manual puts this like this:

Agent-server communication

During agent-server communication, the agent and server exchange information using SPIPE, a proprietary network protocol used by ePolicy Orchestrator for secure network transmissions. At each communication, the agent collects its current system properties and sends them to the server. The server sends any new or changed policies, tasks, and repository list to the agent. The agent then enforces the new policies locally on the

managed system.
Level 12
Report Inappropriate Content
Message 3 of 3

RE: Agent to server communications

Disabling the ASCI via policy makes only sense if you create an agent wakeup call task before.
You Deserve an Award
Don't forget, when your helpful posts earn a kudos or get accepted as a solution you can unlock perks and badges. Those aren't the only badges, either. How many can you collect? Click here to learn more.

Community Help Hub

    New to the forums or need help finding your way around the forums? There's a whole hub of community resources to help you.

  • Find Forum FAQs
  • Learn How to Earn Badges
  • Ask for Help
Go to Community Help

Join the Community

    Thousands of customers use the McAfee Community for peer-to-peer and expert product support. Enjoy these benefits with a free membership:

  • Get helpful solutions from McAfee experts.
  • Stay connected to product conversations that matter to you.
  • Participate in product groups led by McAfee employees.
Join the Community
Join the Community