Can any one tell me when McAfee VirusScan Enterprise will have Uninstallation Password for VSE, as there is no Uninstallation Password anyone can Uninstall VSE.
And also ePO should have new feature of Agent Online Offline Status(Realtime) Symantec & TrendMicro have this feature...
I have already raised PER(Product Enhancement Request) for both this requests before VSE 8.8 release.
The Access Protection feature of VSE can hinder the uninstallation. In order that non authorized personel deactivates Access Protection you can block this via using a Console Password so that the Feature can only be deactivated with a specified password.
If your the administrator user on a machine you should have the priviledges to uninstall any software you like.
Best practice is to use an AD domain policy and prevent normal users from accessing the add and remove program control panel.
Message was edited by: Tristan on 10/08/11 12:24:00 IST
I did understand.
It's just that if you start putting passwords on an uninstall then there is the potential of a computer administrator not being able to uninstall the software (for legitimate reasons).
In certain circumstances, ie. In a large corporate environments, where system administrators and securrity administrators are in different departments this could become awkward to manage.
I suppose it could be a viable option in a small business enviroment but on the down side if the password is forgotten then you have a piece of software permenently installed on your PC for ever (or until you wipe and re-install the OS)
Message was edited by: Tristan on 10/08/11 13:50:35 IST
Something like this happened to me already! I wasn't able to uninstall a software, cause of an unknown password, allthough I am a legitimate administrator. It wasn't McAfee Software, but it did annoy me a lot. Wiping or re-installing is the only option in this case!
We already ask this feature for McAfee to build in products but still it was in pending satus.
You are creating PER request for that I can suggest you take request couple of clients and send this info to your McAfee sales account person.
It will help and you get excat status