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MfeEpeHost.exe Crash (Drive Encryption)

Hello all,

We encrypt all our machines before giving them to users. We have an ongoing issue with some of the machines, and what follows is a description for the one I'm working with now but this is pretty uniform across this batch of laptops.

The drive is encrypted, but in the pre-boot environment, no user names are accepted and we have to use administrator recovery -> machine recovery to proceed. Once in windows, Drive Encryption Status will progress to "Creating Event to sync updated user data", where the McAfee Drive Encryption Agent service crashes, with the following Event Viewer message:

Faulting application name: MfeEpeHost.exe, version: 7.1.3.604, time stamp: 0x579b934b

Faulting module name: EpePcEncryptionProviderPlugin.dll, version: 7.1.3.604, time stamp: 0x579b9bae

Exception code: 0xc0000005

Fault offset: 0x00183fd1

Faulting process id: 0x1108

Faulting application start time: 0x01d20d030f03d7ad

Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\McAfee\Endpoint Encryption Agent\MfeEpeHost.exe

Faulting module path: C:\Program Files\McAfee\Endpoint Encryption\EpePcEncryptionProviderPlugin.dll

Report Id: 1cc1e13c-05e6-4617-b3f1-7fd0a3770d11

Faulting package full name:

Faulting package-relative application ID:

The MfeEpe.log exhibits the following behaviour:

2016-09-12 14:38:21,100 INFO    EpoPlugin                            userHandler: requesting all data for user FF333E42F4AF6148BF980D5B99112857

It requests a number of users with that syntax, then:

2016-09-12 14:38:21,100 INFO    EpoPlugin                            userHandler: dispatching ESUserList event to McAfee Agent

2016-09-12 14:38:21,100 INFO    EpoPlugin                            userHandler: Note, press Send Events button in McAfee Agent to hasten delivery (see KB71865).

2016-09-12 14:38:21,146 INFO    StatusService                        Creating Event to sync updated user data

2016-09-12 14:44:37,891 WARNING EpoMaLpcLog                          Service not available

2016-09-12 14:44:38,188 WARNING EpoMaLpcLog                          Service not available

2016-09-12 14:44:38,188 INFO    EpoPlugin                            userHandler: handling UserUpdatesAndAcknowledgement response

2016-09-12 14:44:38,407 INFO    StatusService                        Updating Drive Encryption users

2016-09-12 14:44:38,485 WARNING EpoMaLpcLog                          Service not available

2016-09-12 14:44:38,719 WARNING EpoMaLpcLog                          Service not available

2016-09-12 14:44:38,938 WARNING EpoMaLpcLog                          Service not available

2016-09-12 14:44:39,204 WARNING EpoMaLpcLog                          Service not available

2016-09-12 14:44:41,344 INFO    UserLib                              userLib: user adminaccountremoved (0F50911F4FBD574DA78676BC9ADD85A2) has had UBP updated

2016-09-12 14:44:43,063 INFO    UserLib                              userLib: user differentadminaccountremoved (80D311ACB427F04FBBB3010DE0B8D1BF) has had UBP updated

These are fresh Windows 10 machines, running Agent version 5.0.4.283, DE version 7.1.3.604; at the outset of this issue they were running Agent version 5.0.3.272, and we tried with 5.0.3.362 as well.

Has anyone seen anything similar, or have any ideas on what direction I should search to find out what the source of this crash is? I saw the issue with trying to add too many users to the machine, but as far as I understood that was fixed in a newer version (which we upgraded to).

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chuck99
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Re: MfeEpeHost.exe Crash (Drive Encryption)

I have the exact same issue where the Encryption Agent crashes and the McAfee Drive Encryption Agent Services stops. Can't figure out what's causing the issue.

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Re: MfeEpeHost.exe Crash (Drive Encryption)

Still working at this. This hotfix seems to imply that it resolves the issue (Reference 1148797). Version 5.0.3.272 fails to update the users, and versions 5.0.3.362 (the given hotfix) and 5.0.4.X crash the McAfee Drive Encryption Agent service, despite what the hotfix notes claim.

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Re: MfeEpeHost.exe Crash (Drive Encryption)

I wouldnt ponder this, get a ticket open.

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