Moved to ePO for better handling.
Could you be a bit specific about where you are seeing the "managed vs. unamanaged" bit?
Generally speaking a McAfee Agent installation always remains managed so I'm not exactly sure where you are seeing this field that indicates that it isn't. The only way it could possibly be changing is if you used the switch /install=updater. I think what is happening is that you are doing a lot of work and being misled by a field someplace.
Ex_Brit, thanks for moving this to a more appropriate forum.
Peter, thanks for taking the time to respond. The Help > About information (from right clicking the mcafee icon) screen changes when it is managed vs. unmanaged. Below you will see the screenshot of the "managed" state, it even says "managed" (circled). However after a reboot, the about screen changes and it no longer says managed.
Additionally, the Mcafee icon in the application tray itself changes depending on the managed vs. unmanaged state. The managed state icon is a larger/more robust appearing M "shield", than the other one.
To install the epo agent 4.8, I'm copying it to the local computer c:\temp and then executing this command:
framepkg /Install=Agent /Forceinstall
This command works.. until I reboot.
Thank you for any ideas...