I have a strange problem with the default autoupdate task in MSME 7.6 (latest patch(es) applied).
We´re scheduling our autoupdates by ePO (4.6) and the signatures are updated without any problem. BUT when starting the GUI on the Exchange server I can see the standard autoupdate task, which is enabled and scheduled "hourly" with "every 8 hours" as setting. We want this task to be disabled BUT, every time I close the guy and open it again the just diabled task is enabled again. Doesn´t matter which steps I proceed first, the task is always enabled again. It isn´t even possible to reschedule it, to let´s say "weekly", as it is resetted to "hourly" with "8 hours" repeat interval.
This behaiviour is exactly the same in our test envirnment and whatever I tried with ePO and the local console, I wan´t able to disable this task.
Any ideas or hints are very welcome.
In ePO - Policy Catalog - McAfee Security for Microsoft Exchange 7.6.0 Policies - Select the Detected Items Policy you have applied to machine(s).
The three local tasks for Purge, Optimize and Autoupdate are there.
I would add that the Dat Settings Policy (Dat Retention locally in <msme install folder>\bin\dats) is controllled "only" by the msme update tasks - i.e. a viruscan or an agent update cannot perform the purge of msme dats - so would be wise to run an msme task on a regular basis
Would check out the following article for further explanation :-
In policy MSME 7.6.0, there is a policy Dat Settings where we can specify DAT retention. But in my case, this policy seems to be not working and older DATs are not getting deleted from the Exchange Servers. Could you please let me know how do I troubleshoot this issue.
Integer value 3 to 10 are accepted here.
MSME\bin\Dats how many files do you see here?
I specified 3.
There are 7 files right now in folder MSME\din\Dats.
So In this case you will have to del 4 of them which are older and later on when you find you can give a restart to MSME service.
Shouldn't it only keep the 3 files? I manually deleted some files earlier but again it is creating the files and not keeping only 3.
If the MSME autoupdate task is not running regularily the dats will not be deleted. It is ONLY the MSME autoupdate task that performs this operation.
The dats list used for removal is in registry at
If you do not have at least MSME Patch 1 and you applied extra dat (folder like xxxx.0000-1) then they may not be removed.
Please review this article if you are not running or have set task to run less frequently
can you please send me the article again, when I click on the link it opens the same page (this thread) again.