So I just noticed, when I right click and run-as and use my domain admin credentials, my workstation also allows me to disable access protection/on access scans....
Consequently this domain admin account is also what I was logging onto the server with as well....
Applying Passwords still does not work at all, when password option is applied in ePO I still never get the option to lock/unlock user interface from the virus scan console... I am having numerous issues of Sys Admins disabling access protection and hosing up mcafee services/registry settings and I really need to put a stop to this.
For each of the tabs for any component of Virus Scan, pretty much all of the options are greyed out in standard user login as well, I have no idea where this setting is being applied from...
If your policies are set at the root of the tree, then select Assigned Policies,
Select VirusScan Enterprise 8.7.X from the Product download menu
edit the User Interface Policies
Select the settings for either Servers or Workstations, and select PASSWORD as shown in the attachment
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It's odd that I did this before, set the password, woke up the agent, and it did not make a difference, now when I JUST did it it works and I cannot disable access protection without the password... Thanks for the help, I guess it just needed to be re-done... I did create a new rule as a test so perhaps thats what made the difference.