I am deploying the McAfee Agent to a new environment.
I have about 10k active machines but the AD have about 22k machines (yeah, a lot of garbage).
I have already imported 7k machines with only 2k being active.
What I did was to put a recurrent task to try and deploy the McAfee Agent to all unmanaged machines aiming to deploy the Agent to the ones that were offline.
What I am facing now is that when I import new machines most of them fail to install the agent (the network path is unavailable);
I got about 300 machines and started the deployment task but most of them failed (and most of them were online).
I tryied to connect to 1 machine to troubleshoot (did a "\\" at it and a psexec connection) and it was successfull.
Start the deployment task to 6 machines only (with the elected one in the middle) - all failed.
Start the deployment task to 3 machines only (with the elected one in the middle) - all failed.
Start the deployment task only to the machine - succes.
Repeated this test with 4 other machines machines.
Every time the task was run to more than 1 machine it failed.
Every time the task was run to only one machine it was successfull.
I have imported more machines different times and the behaviour kept the same.
I am tending to think this problem is related to simultaneous connections open as my recurrent task (to try and install the McAfee Agent on unmanaged systems) keeps running every 30 minutes.
When it starts, it tries to install the McAfee Agent to about 6k machines.
Is there a problem with this scenario?
In the end I´ll have a task starting 10k connections to unmanaged systems every hour (because of the AD garbage).
Most of them doesn´t even resolve DNS, so it won´t even open a connection.
AFAIK there is no limitation to the maximum simultaneous connections ePO can open to remote systems (nor Windows 2008).
I want opinions on 2 topics:
1 - ePO failing to install McAfee Agent to more than 1 machine at once;
2 - A recurrent task trying to install the McAfee Agent to about 10k machines at once.
3 - Is 1 and 2 related?
Thanks in advance.