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      • 1. RE: VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i Patch 5 RELEASED
        tonyb99
        Nothing particularly new that affects my systems except the fix for the event log entries:

        2. ISSUE:
        The VirusScan Enterprise management plug-in
        writes all settings to the registry on every
        policy enforcement. McShield service monitors
        the registry and reloads whenever they are
        written, generating frequent pause events in the
        Windows System log.

        RESOLUTION:
        The VirusScan Enterprise management plug-in has
        been updated to write to the registry only if it
        sees that it is different from the current
        policy. This prevents McShield from generating
        events on policy enforcement, unless that policy
        has changed.

        NOTE:
        If the symptom persists, refer to McAfee Support
        KnowledgeBase article 614077.

        I may not even bother with 5 if thats as good as it gets.
        • 2. RE: VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i Patch 5 RELEASED
          twenden
          The only reason in my environment to deploy Patch 5 is to fix those event log entries as previously stated above.


          It appears that McAfee will repackage Patch 5 into VirusScan 8.5i to support Windows 2008 server when it gets released.

          Below is the article #614540:

          VirusScan Enterprise support for Windows Server 2008 (Longhorn)


          Environment

          McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i Patch 5
          Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (Longhorn)


          Summary

          McAfee VirusScan (VSE) 8.5i will be re-posted to include Patch 5. This will be the first version supported for use with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (Longhorn).

          This article will be updated when the new version is available for download. See KB41962 for general information on downloading software from McAfee.

          NOTE: Installing VirusScan 8.5i with Patch 4 and then upgrading to Patch 5 is not supported.
          • 4. RE: VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i Patch 5 RELEASED
            tonyb99
            Altered title and made this sticky - MOD
            • 5. RE: VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i Patch 5 RELEASED
              tonyb99
              ==========================================================
              Patch Release: January 24 2008
              This release was developed and tested with:
              - VirusScan Enterprise:8.5i
              - DAT Version: 5201, January 4 2008
              - Engine Version: 5.2.00
              Make sure you have installed these versions, or
              later, before using this release.
              ==========================================================

              WHAT'S IN THIS FILE
              - About This Release
              - Purpose
              - Patch 5 Resolved Issues
              - Patch 4 Resolved Issues
              - Patch 3 Resolved Issues
              - Patch 2 Resolved Issues
              - Patch 1 Resolved Issues
              - Known Issues
              - Files Included With This Release
              - Installation
              - Installation Requirements
              - Installation Steps
              - Installation Steps via ePolicy Orchestrator
              - HotFix/Patch Reporting
              - Verifying the Installation
              - Removing the Patch
              - Contact Information
              - Copyright & Trademark Attributions
              - License Information

              __________________________________________________________
              ABOUT THIS RELEASE

              PURPOSE
              This release contains updated binaries in a single
              Microsoft Patch installer to address all items
              listed in "Resolved Issues" below.
              For the most update-to-date copy of this Readme
              information, refer to McAfee Support KnowledgeBase
              article 614557.
              __________________________________________________________
              RESOLVED ISSUES
              The resolved issues are divided into subsections per
              patch, showing when each fix was added to the
              compilation.

              PATCH 5 RESOLVED ISSUES
              1. ISSUE:
              Disabling the On-Access Scanner from the console
              is not always possible when users with
              sufficient privileges belonged to large numbers
              of user groups.
              RESOLUTION:
              VirusScan Statistics has been updated so that
              users with sufficient privileges can now disable
              the On-Access Scanner from the console
              regardless of how many user groups they belong
              too.
              2. ISSUE:
              The VirusScan Enterprise management plug-in
              writes all settings to the registry on every
              policy enforcement. McShield service monitors
              the registry and reloads whenever they are
              written, generating frequent pause events in the
              Windows System log.
              RESOLUTION:
              The VirusScan Enterprise management plug-in has
              been updated to write to the registry only if it
              sees that it is different from the current
              policy. This prevents McShield from generating
              events on policy enforcement, unless that policy
              has changed.
              NOTE:
              If the symptom persists, refer to McAfee Support
              KnowledgeBase article 614077.
              3. ISSUE:
              With the VirusScan Policy set to "Display
              managed tasks in the client console," the tasks
              sometimes disappear in the VirusScan Console.
              RESOLUTION:
              The On-Demand Scanner and Update console
              plug-ins have been updated so that when policy
              enforcement occurs, the console now updates the
              list of tasks to ensure an accurate display.
              4. ISSUE:
              When using system variables in the folder path
              for the Quarantine Manager Policy, the list of
              quarantined items is empty, even though items
              were quarantined to the correct directory.
              RESOLUTION:
              The Quarantine Manager console plug-in has been
              corrected so that the path specified in the
              folder input field is now properly expanded and
              the system variables are replaced before the
              list of Quarantined items is requested.
              NOTE:
              For further information about this fix, refer to
              McAfee Support KnowledgeBase article 614549.
              5. ISSUE:
              When a VirusScan Patch installation failed, the
              Help "About" dialog box no longer displayed the
              previous Patch number.
              RESOLUTION:
              The patch installer has been updated to write
              the new Patch registry value only if the Patch
              succeeds. If it fails and a rollback occurs,
              the old Patch registry value remains.
              6. ISSUE:
              A 4E bugcheck (blue screen) can occur when
              VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i is installed along
              side SafeBoot Content Encryption 3.
              RESOLUTION:
              The link driver was updated to add
              supportability for SafeBoot.
              7. ISSUE:
              On Windows Vista and later, On-Demand Scan
              function "Save as Default" does not correctly
              save changes made for future scan tasks.
              RESOLUTION:
              The On-Demand Scanner has been corrected to
              properly save the registry data for the default
              task.
              8. ISSUE:
              Access Protection port blocking rules that
              spanned a range of ports could block all
              processes rather than only those processes
              specified in the rule.
              RESOLUTION:
              The Access Protection driver has been updated to
              better handle requests for process names.
              9. ISSUE:
              A 19 bugcheck (blue screen) occurred
              intermittently when loading and unloading
              content into Link Driver, for example, when
              configuration changes were made or enforced.
              RESOLUTION:
              The link driver was corrected to resolve a race
              condition that could lead to this issue.

              INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL

              INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS
              To use this release, you must have VirusScan
              Enterprise 8.5i software installed on the computer
              you intend to update with this release.
              NOTES:
              - This release does not work with earlier
              versions of VirusScan software.
              - A reboot is needed to fully load the system
              drivers into memory. The package installation
              does not force the reboot.

              INSTALLATION STEPS
              1. Extract the Patch files from VSE85P5.ZIP to a
              temporary folder on your hard drive.
              2. Double-click the file SETUP.EXE inside the
              temporary folder created in Step 1.
              3. Follow the instructions of the installation
              wizard.

              INSTALLATION STEPS VIA ePOLICY ORCHESTRATOR 3.x
              1. On the computer where the ePolicy Orchestrator
              3.x console resides, extract the Patch files and
              folders from VSE85P5.ZIP to a temporary folder
              on your hard drive.
              2. Open the ePolicy Orchestrator 3.x console and
              add the package from the temporary folder
              created in Step 1 to your repository.
              Consult "Checking in Package" in the ePolicy
              Orchestrator 3.0 online Help, or "Checking in
              PKGCATALOG.Z product packages to the master
              repository" in the ePolicy Orchestrator 3.5
              online Help, for instructions on adding a
              package to the repository. The package type for
              this Patch is "Products or Updates."
              The next time an agent update task runs, the
              VirusScan Enterprise client automatically
              downloads and installs the Patch.
              3. In the ePolicy Orchestrator console, add the
              VSE850Reports.NAP file using the "Check in NAP"
              wizard.
              NOTE:
              The VSE850Reports.NAP has not changed from that
              which is in Patch 1. There is no reason to
              check it in again.

              INSTALLATION STEPS VIA ePOLICY ORCHESTRATOR 4.x
              1. On the computer where the ePolicy Orchestrator
              4.x console resides, place the Patch archive
              VSE85P5.ZIP in a temporary folder on your hard
              drive.
              2. Open the ePolicy Orchestrator 4.x console and
              add the VSE85P5.ZIP package from the temporary
              folder created in Step 1 to your repository.
              Consult "Checking in Packages Manually" in the
              ePolicy Orchestrator 4.0 online Help, for
              instructions on adding a package to the
              repository. The package type for this Patch is
              "Products or Updates (.ZIP)".
              The next time an agent update task runs, the
              VirusScan Enterprise client automatically
              downloads and installs the Patch.

              HOTFIX/PATCH REPORTING
              Patch 4, and later, adds new functionality to the
              ePolicy Orchestrator properties for each computer.
              On the ePolicy Orchestrator Properties tab for each
              computer, the VirusScan 8.5i General branch displays
              two new entries:
              - "Patch" displays the current Patch installed.
              - "Fixes" displays any number of HotFixes listed
              in the registry.
              A check is involved to verify that the HotFix/Patch
              matches the entry in the registry to the private
              build description of the HotFix binary. If the two
              don’t match, the Patch or HotFix does not appear.
              NOTE:
              Currently there are no reports or compliance
              checks that use this new information.

              MIGRATING POLICIES FROM ePOLICY ORCHESTRATOR 3.5 to
              3.6
              To migrate your policies correctly from ePolicy
              Orchestrator version 3.5 to version 3.6:
              1. While still running ePolicy Orchestrator 3.5,
              install the VirusScan Enterprise 8.5 NAP file
              from Patch 3 or greater.
              2. Upgrade to ePolicy Orchestrator 3.6. VirusScan
              Enterprise 8.5i policies will now appear to be
              missing/default.
              3. Install ePolicy Orchestrator 3.6 Patch 2a or
              later.
              VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i customized policies
              should now be migrated and available.
              __________________________________________________________
              • 6. RE: VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i Patch 5 RELEASED
                tonyb99
                I now appreciate how small they managed to keep VSE patch 4, the new one is over 11MB (well they are cummulative) when patch 4 was just over 6MB.
                I don't think I'll be rolling this out in a hurry.
                • 7. RE: VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i Patch 5 RELEASED
                  o I am running 8.5i with patch4 on a stand a lone system no EPO Do I need to Install tgis patch?
                  • 8. RE: VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i Patch 5 RELEASED
                    Hi Russ,

                    As to whether you want to install it on your standalone machine....That's up to you.. It doesn't fix a lot of issues and most of those issues pertain to networked machines using ePO.. It DOES help fix the issue where users are unable to disabling the On-Access Scanner from the console. It also helps fix a few Vista issues as well. You can read about the fixes in the "Patch5.txt" file that's in the extracted files..

                    Since our machines are on a large network, I thought it best to install the patch..

                    Hope this helps.

                    Grif
                    • 9. RE: VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i Patch 5 RELEASED
                      tonyb99
                      Some of the vista fixes may be applicable to you shoe, but if there is nothing there in the readme that seems to apply I wouldnt bother.
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