I guess this support will be in 4.5 Patch 1...hopefully that will drop soon.
I have too hit that obstacle. And the solution pointed out by some other forum member was:
to install ePO 4.5 on Server 2008 R2 place an empty file in the root of your install directory named SkipOS.Ini (..\EPO450L\SkipOS.Ini) you will then get the a error message when you run setup, but it will install.
Great...thanks! I wonder how they figured that out.
Yeah, I googled and searched the knowledge base but didn't find any reference to this method.
It was probably a McAfee dev helping us out with a backdoor hack.
I got past the initial setup error by using the SkipOS.ini, but after that, it gives me an error saying:
"The 8.3 naming convention is required for installation. Click "OK" to cancel this installation and enable the 8.3 naming convention before proceeding."
Anyone else run into this?
8.3 naming conventions are disabled on 2008 R2 for performance reasons.
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Range: 0 or 1
Set it to 1 to disable 8.3 name creation.
This won't take effect until the next boot.
Does anyone have any idea how to do this for the Agent Handler by itself. I tried these instructions but they don't work.
Thanks for brilliant answer. But in my case, I repair Range from 2 to 0