Possibly a couple of issues here. Firstly, by default, ePO won't install the agent on a newly-introduced machine (unless you are bringing that machine into ePO via an AD sync task.)
What you're describing is the function of Rogue System Detection (RSD for short.) This can be configured to send an agent install to a machine when it's detected. Please have a look at the RSD section of the product guide for full details.
Leading on from this, the scheduled agent deployment task is not going to do what you want it to,as it requires there to be an agent already present.
Finally, with regard to updating, I would strongly recommend you manually check in the ePO DAT package rather than the SDAT. This way the client machines will be able to use the incremental update, whereas with the SDAT they'll all be pulling the > 100MB SDAT.
Thanks for the speedy response Joe. Your advice makes perfect sense and I will look into RSD to meet my agent deployment needs.
Regarding the ePO DAT VS ePO SDAT packages, as of today, the file sizes are nearly identical. The ePO DAT is 112MB and the ePO SDAT is 111MB. Am I misunderstanding something?
The ePO DAT package contains the full DAT set, and the last 35 incremental files. It's effectively a manually-importable version of the DAT folder on the McAfee download site.
The SDAT contains only the full DAT set and an installer. So imagine a machine that is one day out of date: if you use the ePO dat pacakge, that machine will pull one incremental file across the network -approx. 200k. If you use the SDAT, the same machine will pull the entire 110MB SDAT.
Hope that makes sense
I agree with and understand the concept of what you're talking about, but what has me confused is that the files available for download are all over 100MB (as pictured above).
I think what you might be saying is that even though the downloaded file sizes for the ePO DAT and SDATs are over 100MB, the DAT files are internally structured differently so each client will only pull on the order of about 200k of incremental updates from the non-Internet connected ePO repository whereas each client will pull the entire 100+MB if the SDAT file were loaded into the repository. Correct?