by MFA - i assume you mean McAfee Agent (MA) right? You can acheive this by checking in the MA 4.0 into the Evaluation branch and the MA 4.5 into the Current branch. Then when you choose to Deploy Agent from the system tree page, select the appropriate version from the drop down. You need to ensure that check-in product package option to branches other than current is enabled under server settings page before ePO will allow you to check-in the package into Evaluation.
Hope that helps.
Wow, that worked like a charm!
I didn't know you could check in packages into Evaluation branch so as that MA 4.5 and 4.0 can co-exist together. Hence I always check in 4.0 and once deployed, i check in 4.5 again.
You're a great help, Sailendra! Thank you.
So this eval branch can be used for , say example, if I want to eval the new VirusScan 8.8, I can check that into the eval and deploy it to certain groups of ppl, right? Once I finish my eval, I could elevate that from Eval branch to Current and I believe I would be able to deploy as per normal (just create the appropriate tasks), correct?
Glad that helped
To address your other question, you can deploy the product packages and content from branches other than current - yes . However, Patches are not deployable from branches other than Current if you are using MA 4.0 or MA 4.5 RTW. Refer to KB53025 for details
From the VSE Best Practices Guide, Page 8 (PD22663):
With ePO 4.5, one has the option to install packages
into the Previous or Evaluation product deployment branches rather than the default Current branch.
Note that patches are not deployable from any branch other than the default Current branch as of the
initial release of the McAfee Agent 4.5 and any McAfee Agent 4.0 due to the bug described in