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Why is the McAfee Agent Deploying to some machines?

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I have checked McAfee Agent 4.0 Patch 3 into my current repository but dont understand why some machines are installing it.  I cannot see any tasks configured to install the latest agent and I have unticked McAfee Agent from global updating.

Why are some machines installing it?

We are using ePolicy Orchestrator 4.0 and the majority of machines are still using McAfee Agent 4.0.1421.

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Re: Why is the McAfee Agent Deploying to some machines?

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The deployment task for the agent is not version-specific, as you can only have one agent in any given branch - so if you have a deployment task set to install the agent (as opposed to "agent version $foo") then this would cause the machines to upgrade the agent if a newer version was checked in. I don't know if that matches what you're seeing?

Regards -

Joe

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Re: Why is the McAfee Agent Deploying to some machines?

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The deployment task for the agent is not version-specific, as you can only have one agent in any given branch - so if you have a deployment task set to install the agent (as opposed to "agent version $foo") then this would cause the machines to upgrade the agent if a newer version was checked in. I don't know if that matches what you're seeing?

Regards -

Joe

Re: Why is the McAfee Agent Deploying to some machines?

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Thanks for the reply Joe.

I have just found agent update task causing the update.  The other installed it were picked up by Lost and Found.

Thanks.

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That's a bit odd - agents should only be upgraded by a deployment task, not an update task...

As long as you've got to the bottom of it

Joe