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How to prevent users from uninstalling SA...

We just rolled out SA to about 1700 clients and as an afterthought I began to wonder how we could possible stop people from simply uninstalling this from Add/Remove Programs.

We're an ePO 4 shop, using agent 4, and VSE 8.5. Almost all of our users have local admin rights. Are we SOL or do we have options aside from telling the client task to install at every policy enforcement interval?

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I've PW protected the install to stop them disabling it and have a request in with my SAM to tell me how to stop them uninstalling vai Control Panel Add Remove. Will post up the answer once I get it.

That said once someone uninstalls it a few times and it keeps coming back they will give up eventually. grin Or report them as breaking your AUP otherwise why would they remove it?
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How did you password protect the install? Are you talking about the Enable/Disable policy?

When you say it will keep coming back if someone uninstalls it, are you running the client task to install it at every policy update interval?
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I believe this might be what you are looking for.

Also, you can have VSE not allow changes to McAfee Files/folders/reg entries etc.
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Yeah but that's for VSE and is separate from the Site Advisor install.
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RE: How to prevent users from uninstalling SA...

the only thing is to remove admin rights from users - otherwise they can uninstall everything (inlcude agent), change admin password\remove other admins and prevent from you to install agent again.

very painful process, but the only option :cool:
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