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kink80
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McAfee Telemetry (Product Improvement Program): How to prevent auto installations

I just noticed that some of my systems attached to our ePO server are showing that they have Product Version (Product Improvement Program) 1.6.0.623 installed on them. Not all of my systems have it and I cannot find a Client Task assoicated with installing this product anywhere in my ePo server. Some of the systems that have it installed are in the same ePO group as other servers that do not have it installed. Furthermore it does not seem to have anything to do with OS version, VSE version, or McAfee Agent version. My question is how did these select systems get Product Version (Product Improvement Program) installed and how do I prevent this in the future? Thanks in advance.

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Re: McAfee Telemetry (Product Improvement Program): How to prevent auto installations

I went ahead and disabled the Product Improvement Program through policy but yet I still see systems installing Telemetry. I see the following in the agent log "Scheduler: Invoking task [TM Deploy]..." where does this task come from? It is not assigned in the Assigned Client task tab within ePO. How can I prevent this task from running on my systems?

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Re: McAfee Telemetry (Product Improvement Program): How to prevent auto installations

Under ePO 5.x there is a feature called deployment, did you look there?

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Re: McAfee Telemetry (Product Improvement Program): How to prevent auto installations

I guess I am not sure where that feature is. Is it in the System Tree or is it a Server setting? I am running ePO 5.3.1

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Re: McAfee Telemetry (Product Improvement Program): How to prevent auto installations

neither, click the menu and it is under software

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Re: McAfee Telemetry (Product Improvement Program): How to prevent auto installations

Thanks, I did find the area you are talking about but there is nothing listed in the "Product Deployment".

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Re: McAfee Telemetry (Product Improvement Program): How to prevent auto installations

under server settings, there is a product improvement area to disable the feature.

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Re: McAfee Telemetry (Product Improvement Program): How to prevent auto installations

So is your understanding that the only way to prevent Telemetry from being installed is to disable it at the server level? Some of the other users that have systems on our ePO server may want to keep this enabled.

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Re: McAfee Telemetry (Product Improvement Program): How to prevent auto installations

my understanding is remove package from master repository and disable option under server settings to disable for all.

I my environments this is all disabled, we don't have use cases to enable it.

If you enable the server setting, the you can control the product in the PIP policy to enable/disable.

You can deploy/remove the product by using client tasks

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