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First, you probably want to make sure you have Global Updating turned off. From the ePO console, go to Menu, Configuration, Server Settings. On the left, choose Global Updating. Change it to disabled if it is enabled, or if you want it enabled, make sure the settings are correct.
Next, look in this folder (assumes the agent is checked into the Current branch of the repository):
For example, on my ePO server, that is:
C:\Program Files\McAfee\ePolicy Orchestrator\DB\Software\Current\EPOAGENT3000\Install\0409
There is a file named FramePkg.exe.
[EDIT: Oops, I see you said you already knew that.]
It has to be run on the target workstation, and I think you need the /install=agent parameter.
Once it installs, it should check in with the ePO server within a few minutes, and I think it will show up under the Lost&Found section of the system tree, unless you have groups with sorting criteria in place to put them into groups automatically.
Message was edited by: jguenrdc on 10/19/11 12:34:11 PM CDT
Ok, this helps a little. So, from what you are saying, I can deploy this agent with Altiris but it needs to run the /install=agent parameter after the push to the workstation or else it wont check in to ePo? How do I specify the parameter? Where?
Please clarify. Sorry if these are "dumb" questions. I just really need to nail down a process that works. I still want to use the ePo and not Altiris, but I was out voted.
I should clarify that I have not used a 3rd party tool to do this, but I have successfully done it manually. I copied the file to the system, then (on XP) did a Start->Run, browsed to the FramePkg.exe file, added the /install=agent at the end of the line, and hit OK.
I also just realized that when I did this an install window came up, so maybe someone else knows the parameter for a silent install. Or you could search the forums and KBs (KBs are at mysupport.mcafee.com).
My recollection is that without the /install=agent parameter, it doesn't install anything, but I could be wrong, it may install the agent by default since that is what is in the package. Unless someone else can confirm, you may want to just try it once without the parameter and see if it installs.
I know it isn't good to assume things, so I'll say it seems like if Altiris can execute files with parameters, it should work. Hopefully someone else can give you a definite answer.
Yeah, our test run was done manually, so I know it works as well.
I havent found anything on point yet about using a 3rd party installer. But, I am still looking.
I know Altiris can do parameters. All 3rd party installers Altiris, MS SCCM, etc can.
Thanks for the link and the help. Maybe some other folks can chime in as well.
lists other command line parameters including /silent, starting on page 80.
Happen to have the link for v4.6? Its what we are on.
Thanks for all your help!