As far as I know this is happening on almost every ePO server I installed with any patch so it must be something at McAfee's site (perhaps overload or something similar...)
same here on all my installs
I dont think mine has ever worked automatically, I just go in and do it when I can. only running once per day on 4.6.1
so i guess this is a known issue, but i don't see it documented anywhere in the known issues list of ePO 4.6 patches.
anyone from McAfee got any answer for this issue ? it would be nice to know the real reason for this unexplained problem!
On a cursory search i'm not actually finding support cases being opened in regards to this.
If you are finding issues, please open a case with McAfee support so it can be investigated.
If anyone has already done so, please share the case numbers if you can so the present status can be dug out for the thread.
Happening on 4.6.3 for me as well.
From epo server try:
telnet epo.mcafee.com 443 (
Can you access?
I just edited the update task and now 'magically' the process is working on mine. Maybe the task was running as the service account or something.
We recently upgraded from ePO 4.5.4 to 4.6.4 and sure enough, the same issue stated above began occuring. I had the exact same error. Then I saw pierce's post here and DING! It worked after editing the server task, saving and re-running.