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Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 will be supported with patch 6 (upcoming in June). One issue is slow network performance.
Thanks for the quick reply.
It seems to only become a big issue when the ePO Agent is installed though.
Could it be that the knowledge base item is referring to slower-than-normal performance, but not the slow-to-a-crawl peformance that i am referring to?
I just want to be sure that we're not eagerly awaiting a patch that solves a ton of issues but not this particular one :)
I have to machines running with VS8.5 P3 and Vista SP1 and recognized no network performace degrade.
What version of the ePO Agent are you running?
So for instance running a gpupdate takes seconds to complete and copying a bunch of small files from network to local is also running as expected?
Do you have any Vista-specific agent settings?
To keep you all updated, although it is now technically not related to the ePO Agent specifically anymore...
The setting that is responsible for all the headaches (that is made by our ePO Agent) is this one: On-Access Scan Properties -> All Processes -> Scan Files: On network drives
A default unmanaged McAfee install has this options switched off, but it needs to remain on for our company.
I have therefore suggested the following workaround that we need to properly test:
a. Set "Use different settings for high-risk and low-risk processes"
b. Remove Explorer.exe from High-Risk Processes
c. Add Explorer.exe to "Low-Risk Processes"
d. Add Gpresult.exe, Gpscript.exe and Gpupdate.exe to "Low-Risk Processes"
e. Set all three options on Scan Files for "Default Processes" and "High-Risk Processes" (When writing to disk, When reading from disk, On network drives)
f. Set the default two options on Scan Files for "Low-Risk Processes" (When writing to disk, When reading from disk)
Setting Explorer.exe with the default two options scan options (read, write and no network drivers) immediately brings back the speed you'd expect. The other 3 processes that i have added are needed to properly process logon scripts and run the network policies.
I hope to know more about these settings soon and if i'm right yes/no until patch 6 gets released happy
That explains why I do not have any problems - I do not use the "Scan network drives" option :-)
Why do you have to use this option ?
I'm not sure why, McAfee settings are handled by a group in another country. My own mission was to find the problem and find the best solution happy