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McAfee Windows Agent Manual installation Missing Information -Manual

Do we have to edit the hosts file on the ePO server before we actually installing the agent ?

This method is appropriate if your organization requires that software is installed on systems

manually. You can install the agent on the system, or distribute the FramePkg.exe installer for

users to run the installation program themselves. If you want users (who have local administrator

rights) to install the agent on their own systems, distribute the agent installation package file

to them. You can attach it to an email message, copy it to media, or save it to a shared network


After the agent is installed, it calls in to the server and adds the new system to the System



For option definitions, click ? in the interface.

1 Distribute the agent installation package to the target system.

2 Double-click FramePkg.exe and wait a few moments while the agent is installed. Within

ten minutes, the agent calls in to the ePO server for the first time.

3 As needed, bypass the ten-minute interval by forcing the agent to call. Use this command:


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Re: McAfee Windows Agent Manual installation Missing Information -Manual

Sorry I meant on the client  noot on the ePO server I confused it with the ePO server

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Re: McAfee Windows Agent Manual installation Missing Information -Manual

You do not need to edit the hosts file, you don't even need DNS since they should try to get to the server by the IP address. All information needed to contact the EPO server is in the frame package.

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Re: McAfee Windows Agent Manual installation Missing Information -Manual

This is correct, although I'd point out that while you don't strictly need DNS, it's very desirable, as the agents will try DNS next if a direct IP connection fails



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