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Why don´t yo create an Installation Designer package of VSE8.5 with your settings ?
Then you will have your settings right aufter the installation ...
Is there any documentation that explains how this tool works and how we would deploy it to servers only within Epo 4.0, and not to every machine in the company?
I think one of the admins looked into it, but there was nowhere he could import our policies created for servers (in epo 4), so basically I think he was turned off by the idea of having to create all the policies again in this package.
I will look into it a bit more. If you have any good documentation (outside of the readme that comes with the tool) that would be great.
Installation Designer is a tool that repackages a standard VSE install package and includes your settings.
This customized package can be deployed via epo like a normal package.
To create such a customized package install installation designer on a workstation where VSE is installed. To minimize problems I would recommed using a workstation with a standalone VSE install and NO ePO agent installed.
Older documentation can be found here https://mysupport.mcafee.com/eservice/productdocuments.aspx?strPage=2 - but running the tool is quite easy.
Keep in mind to use the installation designer version required for your VSE version, e.g. ID 8.5 for VSE 8.5.
Thanks, I will take a look.
Might I ask why you recommend the package installed on a system with the agent?
Lastly, I would think you also just "check in" the package to the server once completed and create a task, correct?
> Might I ask why you recommend the package installed on a system with the agent?
I recommended creating a ID package on a workstation with >> NO << ePO Agent installed.
If you do so you will have the agent configuration in your VSE package - in my expirence this creates more problems than with no agent.
>Lastly, I would think you also just "check in" the package to the server once completed and create a task, correct?
Thanks again for your help. Hopefully we can tackle this issue and get some AV on our new servers.
But as always, with answer come new questions!!
So, You suggest we install AV on a clean machine, install the designer tool, configure it the way we want our policies/settings for servers to be, create the package, then push it to servers only within Epo.
I can only assume that once the server gets the agent, and is being managed by Epo and we then push our newly created package to it that we can then control the policies that were created in the package by the designer.
My fear is that we create this package, bring it into Epo, and then if we want to add to the policies, we have to create a whole new package and bring it into Epo, etc...
The policies in your new Installation Designer package will only last until the first ePO Agent communication occurs. Then your ePO policies will be enforced. So no difference to the standard installation package.