This is essentially a two step process.
1. Check the product into ePO
2. Deploy the product to your endpoints.
To get it into ePO you only need to check in the latest version of they Key Updater and the Patch into the Current branch. You can press the Update beside those two items only.
To get it deployed to your agents create a client task of a type called McAfee Agent -> Product Deployment -> Create Task and then choose "install" the latest McAfee Agent version..
And you can jump straight to the latest version of the patch, which is patch 3.
Thanks a lot. It did work. However, I have two questions. After updating the agent, i also deployed a update for VSE with 2 steps:
- Deinstalling the old VSE Version
- Installing the newer VSE Version
Some users report, that they were asked to reboot their computer within one hour. While this is ok for those 10 test-computer, it will be a horrible thing when deplyoing the update for 3500 clients and SERVERS. Am I doing the VSE update wrong? If not...is there a way to suppress the reboot request, as I simply can't force users and especially servers to reboot.
Strictly speaking you shouldn't need to do it in two steps: the VSE installer will recognise that a previous version is installed and upgrade it. This might avoid the scenario that is causing the request for a reboot. (It's not guaranteed, however - as I understand it there are certain situations where a reboot is unavoidable.)
I would try with just the install task and see if it works better in your environment.
Unfortunately, it did not work just to deploy the newer version of VSE - it always failed during this process. I tried it in two seperate environments and on at least 10 clients. The log didn't tell me anything. On monday I will try it with the more detailed log option turned on, maybe this will tell me more.
Any ideas what it could be?
Btw..I just found an option in the agent policy which demands for reboots if required. It was turned on. Maybe this will also help to suppress reboots?
Thanks and kinds regards
I'm also trying to update McAfee Agent from 4.5 to 4.6. I've noticed also in the Software Manager, that I need to upgrade some components of the McAfee Agent product, specifically:
* ePO agent key updadter (patch3)
* Install - Windows (Patch 3, Embedded Credentials)
I've read the ePo's product guide to understand the purpose of this ePO agent key update, but I still don't understand why there's an component Install Windows + Embedded Credentials. Does it mean that additional credentiales will be installed in the client machine when updating McAfee Agent??
There is also a Reporting and Policy Extension (patch3) component pending to be updated. Should I update this also? Does it affect the deploy of new McAfee agent in the client machine?
Any help will be useful as I running out of time to perform this update. Thanks in advance.