4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 7, 2011 2:56 AM by ftkally

    Epolicy Migration tools VirusScan 8.8



      I just receive Virusscan 8.8. I've added the package, extension...to my EPO server w2k3 as evaluation. Now I want to migrate the exsting vs 8.7 policy to vs 8.8. Have used epolicymigration but no luck, no error reporting.

      Any suggestion is Welcome.


      Thank in advance.

        • 1. Re: Epolicy Migration tools VirusScan 8.8

          Run the migration tool on the ePO server and let it create a log file with

          ePOPolicyMigration.exe >log.txt

          in the log you should see whats wrong

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          • 2. Re: Epolicy Migration tools VirusScan 8.8

            With VirusScan 8.8 you have to extract zip file you have downloaded from McAfee site. Then you run ePOPolicyMigration.exe with double click.

            • 3. Re: Epolicy Migration tools VirusScan 8.8

              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.

              • 4. Re: Epolicy Migration tools VirusScan 8.8

                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
                Post-Installation Tasks
                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.