ePo deploy is the best you can do ! smoothly and painless, don t forget to install 8.8 extensions!
Thank you herman,
is there an existing guide for this operation?
Take a look at the following. Great Source of Info, from how to install to setting up best practices for VSE scanning:
Now look under Installation/How do I install VSE via ePolicy Orchestrator?
Click on PD22944 (VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 Installation Guide)
Mcafee truly needs to make a batch file or a executable to remove 8.7i if the files have been corrupt in some fashion form or another.
So far its been hit or miss uninstalling and the entire process takes over 2 hours to remove every single hidden bit from the registry. The instructions to do a manual remove is for those who have time and love to TINKER with their system but when you have over 200 computers then trying to do manual uninstall or the addremove keep complaining that another uninstall is in process.
If this is the modus operandi of Mcafee enterprise version 9i in the future then I'll reccomend we switch to a diffferent antivirus soultion. At this point and time it is a real time killer.
Please Mcafee. Create a Mcafee stripper as you have done to the retail consumer class product line of software.
Treating enterprise class support like this is not right AT ALL.
Nope. I tried that. Does not work. at best only removed HIPS
On original topic, it is best to deploy through ePO. You would of course check in the extension for 8.8 into ePO to be able to set up policies (which if you've got it deployed already, then you probably have)....then check in the VSE 8.8 product into the master respository....then create a deployment task to push out the product. If a client already has 8.8 and runs the deployment task, it will skip the install.
You might also check out the VSE 8.8 best practices guide
The 8.8 guide describes best practices for policies, but doesn't describe checking in the product (etc.), but the 8.7 best practices guide does (and should apply in that respect).