What is the version of the agent which you want to install those systems?
The version i 18.104.22.1686
I have checked my systems and Windows Server 2012 R2 servers are working fine with McAfee Agent 22.214.171.1245. Maybe you can try to manage your servers with those version if it is not necessary to use McAfee Agent 5.0.x. I will also check MA 5.0.x when I have access to my lab environment.
I could give that a try.
The thing is that all my 2012R2 servers are ok with 5.0.x .. Only the latest add'ed are not managed.
The Agent seem to push fine ... No errors. But on the server something must be wrong. I se McAfee files and folders being created - but no agent are starting.. Hope that made sense
Do you have chance to disable the firewall on the clients and make fresh install? It would be better to uninstall existing agent and re-install it. It seems like problem is related with communication.
All firewalls are disabled. I have tried to remove and reinstall several times on multiple servers.
I see that McAfee agent service are runing - but the icon is not showing in the notification area ... So I am wondering if the installation somehow is not finished or something?
Did you try to run UpdaterUI.exe? Did you get any error after running it?
Should it be located here: C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework ?? Then it is missing...
It should be located under "C:\Program Files\McAfee\Agent\x86" for McAfee Agent 5.0.x.