I have recently been tracking down the cause of extended HDD activity and traced it to the managed scan. But all the options are greyed out for me too. The assumption that this has been answered doesn't help, because the answer was never posted. I have 8.8 installed on several PC's and only one of them has the managed weekly scan present as an item in the console.
CAN the managed scan be disabled or deleted?
I understand the motivation for the setting. Let me add some background. I installed VSE8.8 on 2 PCs. On one, the managed weekly scan is present. On the other, it is not. I used the same CD to do the installation. Both systems are Win 7 Pro 64-bit. I tried to delete the file "4.ini" which forces the weekly scan to be present, but even as "administrator" I can't delete it. I have also tried to re-install VSE, but that made no difference. I wish to run both systems as standalone, not under ePO control.
Then go to C:\program files\mcafee\common framework\frminst.exe /forceuninstall from command line and it will uninstall the agent
Go to mcafee download site and download the agent and install it standalone and you will manage the machine standalone.
Please let me know if you have any questions.