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Sudip1
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Agent upgrade from ePO to different drive than default

Hi,

I'm going to upgrade the McAfee agent from 5.6.2 to 5.6.4 on number of systems with the help of a client task from ePO. But I want to install the agent on D:\ drive and not in default drive. Can any one please suggest me how I can proceed. If possible kindly provide the steps in detail.

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Re: Agent upgrade from ePO to different drive than default

Hello @Sudip1 

Thanks for your post.

Please check the below Screenshot:

MA Deployment Dir.PNG

Try sending Deploy agent on one machine first and check.

Later you can go ahead and perform on rest of the machines.

https://docs.mcafee.com/bundle/agent-5.0.6-installation-guide-epolicy-orchestrator/page/GUID-5BA4005...

 

/INSTDIR Specifies the installation folder on the system. You can use Windows system variables, such as <SYSTEM_DRIVE>. If not specified, the default location is: <DRIVE>: \program files\mcafee\Agent

Example: FRAMEPKG /INSTALL=AGENT /INSTDIR=C:\ePOAgent

 

Please refer the page 28 and 29 from the attached file.

 

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Re: Agent upgrade from ePO to different drive than default

If you are upgrading with the help of client task >  product deployment task then it will upgrade to same directory where you previous MA is but if you do 'Force install over existing version' (like in the screenshot) then you can specify non default Installation path.

 

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Re: Agent upgrade from ePO to different drive than default

Hi, Thank you for the replies..

I tried to deploy with the force installation process but it can help to change the directory only in the same C:\ drive but with that option i'm not able to change the drive . Like i want to install the agent in D:\ drive.

in a client task i tried with the command  "FRAMEPKG /INSTALL=AGENT /DATADIR=D:\AgentData" but no result.

 

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Re: Agent upgrade from ePO to different drive than default

Hello @Sudip1

Thanks for your response.

Client Task will not change the directory .

Can you please post the screenshot while deploying with Deploy Agent Option Force Installation.

 

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Re: Agent upgrade from ePO to different drive than default

Hi Vivs,

When I'm trying with the below option it is creating a new folder with the specified name on the same drive (c:\) and installing the agent. The previous agent is also present on the same drive and in default location.

pic1.PNG

 

When I'm pushing through client task with the command " FRAMEPKG /INSTALL=AGENT /INSTDIR=D:\ePOAgent" it is showing as completed but there is no installation on D:\ drive.

 

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Re: Agent upgrade from ePO to different drive than default

The MA install guide (docs.mcafee.com) gives some parameters for installing to different directory.  You can also use the smartinstaller to change paths with a forceinstall.  data path is only for logging and not the install directory.  The /instdir is what you want to set:

/INSTDIR Specifies the installation folder on the system. You can use Windows system variables,
such as <SYSTEM_DRIVE>. If not specified, the default location is: <DRIVE>: \program
files\mcafee\Agent
Example: FRAMEPKG /INSTALL=AGENT /INSTDIR=C:\ePOAgent

In your case, if agent is already installed, you would need forceinstall and you can change drive/path to whatever you desire.

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