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IMPJamie Newcomer 3 posts since
May 18, 2010
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Oct 23, 2013 11:38 AM

MA version requirement with VSE 8.8 patch 3

Can anybody help me identify what the minimum McAfee Agent version is supported for use with VSE 8.8 Patch 3?


According to KB51111 and the VSE 8.8 Patch 3 release notes, MA is the minimum (4.6 Patch 2).

According to KB75672 and KB74593, MA 4.6 Patch 1 and VSE 8.8 Patch 3 are needed for Windows 8 support.


Can you see my confusion?


I called McAfee support, who said MA 4.6 Patch 1 is fine, but to be honest I don't trust what the tech was saying consdering the conflicting information above.


Thanks for the clarification!


  • johma McAfee Employee 4 posts since
    May 8, 2012
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    1. Oct 24, 2013 5:24 PM (in response to IMPJamie)
    Re: MA version requirement with VSE 8.8 patch 3

    Hi Jamie,

    It really depends on what OS you are installing to.


    To answer your question the minimun version of McAfee Agent you need to support VSE 8.8 Patch 3 is MA 4.6.0 ( Build 2988 ) as per the KB.



    Minimun Version

    VSE 8.8 Patch 3MA 4.6.0 (Build 2988)


    However, as you suggest from KB75672, If you are installing onto Windows 8 then your minimum is McAfee Agent version 4.6.0 P1 for the OS so this would now take precedence over the product requirement ( as it is also later than the minimum required for VirusScan ).


    On Windows 7 or XP you could run 4.6.0 ( Build 2988 ).


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