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Run the migration tool on the ePO server and let it create a log file with
in the log you should see whats wrong
With VirusScan 8.8 you have to extract zip file you have downloaded from McAfee site. Then you run ePOPolicyMigration.exe with double click.
Thank to all for you're answer. Finally found the pb. epolicymigrator.exe for vs8.8 was not correctly copied ! Simply unzip the archives and copy it to their own place on the EPO server. Policy migration runs OK.
i am currently dealing with a simular case where by a client is having the same problem.
Because he ran the installation before running the migrationtool..
maybe this might help :
You can use the ePolicy Orchestrator Migration Tool to migrate the existing VirusScan Enterprise
8.7i policies and tasks for use with VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.
NOTE: This process is the same for ePolicy Orchestrator 4.0, 4.5, and 4.6. For information about
using ePolicy Orchestrator, see that version's product documentation.
Browse to where you saved the VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 installation files (described in
Preparation for installing the software) and double-click the ePOPolicyMigration.exe
NOTE: When upgrading VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i policies and tasks, use the command-line
option with the force switch as follows: ePOPolicyMigration.exe /force85
2 After the tool has run one of the following ePolicy Orchestrator Migration Tool dialog boxes
Dialog box text Action
The migration has completed successfully. Your migration is complete.
To remove and reinstall the extension, see the ePolicy
Orchestrator documentation for details.
The migration tool has already run. To run it again the
VirusScan Enterprise extension must be removed from
the ePolicy Orchestrator repository and then installed
See section, Placing the product under ePolicy
Orchestrator management for details.
The most recent version of the VirusScan Enterprise
extension is not checked in. It must be checked in
before running the migration tool.
The migration tool was unable to connect to the ePolicy If you see this error, try the following:
Orchestrator database. The migration cannot continue. • Confirm you ran the ePolicy Orchestrator Migration
Tool on a server with ePolicy Orchestrator installed.
See the ePolicy Orchestrator documentation for
• The database connection could fail the
authentication step caused by a missing password.
Try using the ePolicy Orchestrator /PASSWORD
switch in the command. For example:
• If none of these suggestions solve the problem, go
to the McAfee Technical Support ServicePortal at
Go to the McAfee Technical Support ServicePortal at
The migration script failed. The migration was
3 Click OK. The ePolicy Orchestrator Migration tool migrates the existing VSE 8.7 policies
and tasks to VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.
4 After the migration is complete, review the migrated tasks and policies. If needed, rename
the migrated tasks and policies.
NOTE: To navigate to the list of VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 client tasks and policies, see the
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 Product Guide.
Installing VirusScan Enterprise
Migrating the ePolicy Orchestrator policies
22 McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 software Installation Guide
After installing the VirusScan Enterprise program files, it is important to test your installation
to make sure your system can detect malware and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). You
can also check the location on your system where the program files were installed.