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How can i temporarily disable the McAfee agent on a user's asset?
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cdinet McAfee Employee
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Re: McAfee Agent

You first have to disable self protection in the agent general policy.  Once that is done, you can stop the mcafee agent service in services.

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Re: McAfee Agent

Being a brand n00b untrained administrator of McAfee I would need a tab more specific guidance of where to go, i dont see any Self Protection anywhere or anything saying Services either.

If you know of any documentation or videos that can help those would be greatly appreciated also.

 

Thank you.

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Re: McAfee Agent

In the epo console system tree, highlight the system you are working with, then actions, agent, modifiy or edit policies on a single system.  Choose mcafee agent, general policy.  Edit assignment, break inheritance, then click on new policy, duplicating the existing one that is assigned.  One of the settings in that policy is to enable self protection.  Once you save that new policy (name it to identify it as self-protection disabled), make sure that is the one then assigned to that system.  Send the system a wakeup call (from actions, agent, wakeup agent).  

On the client then that you are working on, go to start, run, type services.msc and that will bring up the services so you can go to mcafee agent and stop that service.

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