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This is a bug that I haven't seen any news on being fixed.
When accessing another computers' VirusScan Enterprise console through a remote console connection, is unable to execute one of the following tasks on the remote computer:
On-Demand Scan task
Attempting to run an On-Demand task on the remote computer via the remote console actually unexpectedly runs the On-Demand scan on the local computer in error.
Attempting to run an AutoUpdate task on the remote computer via the remote console does not run at all and does not have the same unexpected result as the On-Demand scan by running on the local computer.
Using the Update Now option, a connection window pops up and then disappears.
interesting thread....I can't even connect to the remote consoles though..that is the error I get when attempting to connect
In response to bburwell, I tested 8.5i Patch 3 on a few systems and this particular problem appears to be resolved.
Are you going from the same version of VSE to the same version as this also locks it out in addition to local admins?
Correct...8.5p3 to 8.5p3..won't let me in.
Try to diasable the access protection feature on the target pc. Then you shoudl be able to connect...
I don't have v8.5 patch 3 installed yet.
Without this patch no matter what you do you can't use an 8.5 to scan another 8.5 system even if you mess with access protection.
I will indeed test patch 3 and see if that fixes the problem.
So from the Patch 3 release notes on what is fixed
Interacting with Remote Console On-Demand Scan
and AutoUpdate tasks caused the local tasks with
the same id to be acted upon, instead of the
My experience: now I can remotely scan other pcs but I cannot get the autoupdate task to work. I am a domain admin but I cannot get the autoupdate task to work. I don't believe this part is fixed yet.
I tested it with VS8.5 P3 yesterday and the access worked - I thought I also tried this with VSE8.5 P1 and it also worked. The checkbox you have to disable on the REMOTE machine you are trying to connect to is the "Prevent McAfee services from being stopped". Actually there is no need to totally disable the AP feature.