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RE: McAfee Agent 4.0 released

Just being nosey here because this sounds interesting, but what exactly are you guys trying to do, and is it something that could not be done with the previous version?
tonyb99
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RE: McAfee Agent 4.0 released



One of the big selling points to the agent v4.xx was that it would support MSI installs. This would allow you to install the agent via for instance AD without having to play about creating your own non standard msi installers. It also means you can uninstall the agent via add remove programs or use scripted msiexec to autouninstall the agent.

They have provided the MSI, but no supporting documentation on how to use it (set options etc etc)
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RE: McAfee Agent 4.0 released

Cheers Tony.

So we could make sure all machines have the latest agent simply by using GPO and this MSI method? How's that done then? Obviously you can't give me specifics since there's no docs to follow but a rough guide would be good. I can then look into it for myself.

Cheers.
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RE: McAfee Agent 4.0 released

there are too many undocumented functions to make any real guess...

How do you set install locations, epo servers .. you need a switch reference

also how do you deal with previous verions which dont support MSI and would need to be removed.. can you use a forced install to remove them.. whats the syntax??

The MSI does have the standard MS switches ref if you run it with /? but this is not the bit I need to know to make a script to use it, I need the Mcafee specific settings relating to the EPO install.

RE: McAfee Agent 4.0 released

How come i still only see the 3.6 version still? no sign of 4.0 in my view... sad
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RE: McAfee Agent 4.0 released

Don't think I"ll be deploying this just yet - looks like there's already a few problems with it.


Document ID: 615002

https://knowledge.mcafee.com/SupportSite/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=615002&sliceI...
tonyb99
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RE: McAfee Agent 4.0 released

In the general software downloads bit (under your grant number) its down as mcafee agent not commnon management agent... just toi make the hunt for it a bit more interesting
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RE: McAfee Agent 4.0 released



There isnt anything there apart from the access protection issue that worried me at all (and it was easily resolvable), I havnt had this issue though on the EPO server I rolled agent 4 with.
Im still waiting a few weeks before I hit my core EPO though.

MSI Not supported

Well, I read all this and thought great, maybe I can work this out... Then I read this....
https://knowledge.mcafee.com/SupportSite/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=6157
Not supported?!?
Then I found this, looks like we need to wait for a patch at the very least...
https://knowledge.mcafee.com/SupportSite/dynamickc.do?sliceId=SAL_Public&command=show&forward=nonthr...

Anybody sucessfully repacked the framepkg file and rolled out via GP? What program did you use?
tonyb99
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RE: MSI Not supported

Well that explains why they still havent released any documentation on the official switches to use with the MSI.

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