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Supported platforms, environments, and operating systems for Common Management Agent and McAfee Agent 5.x / 4.x
Technical Articles ID:  KB51573
Last Modified:  12/18/2015
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Environment

McAfee Agent (MA) 5.x, 4.x
McAfee Common Management Agent (CMA) 3.6.0 for McAfee Application and Change Control
McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) 5.x, 4.6

Summary

As Microsoft releases new operating systems or Service Packs, the original product guides might not reflect the current Intel Security support policy for those platforms.
 
Most of the following information is available in the product installation guides and Readme.txt files. However, some of the information is available only in Product Management Statements published in the Knowledge Base.

NOTE: 
This information does not include detail related to future cloud environment releases. 
 
Microsoft Windows supported operating systems
The following tables detail the Intel Security products supported for use on Windows workstation and server operating systems. Only the most current versions are included because most customers upgrade to the latest Service Packs shortly after they are released.
 
 
Supported ePO versions
 
CMA = Common Management Agent
MA = McAfee Agent
Version CMA 3.6.0 MA 4.0 MA 4.8 MA 5.0
ePO 5.3.0 and later Yes1 Yes2 Yes Yes
ePO 5.1.1 and later Yes1 Yes2 Yes Yes
ePO 5.1.0 Yes1 Yes2 Yes No
ePO 4.6.x Yes1 Yes2 Yes No


1 CMA 3.6.0 for Application Control is the only supported CMA 3.6.0 version. Current MA Extension versions (up to MA 5.0) are supported with the use of prior client versions, back to CMA 3.6.0 for Application and Change Control.

2 MA 4.0 Patch 3 and earlier reached EOL on December 31, 2011. MA 4.0 Patch 4 for Windows 2000 is the only supported MA 4.0 version, and supported for use only with Application Control. This is supported with ePO 4.6, 5.1, and 5.3. NOTE: Microsoft ended support for Windows 2000 on July 13, 2010.

For product lifecycle details, see the McAfee Product and Technology Support Lifecycle page at: http://www.mcafee.com/us/support/support-eol.aspx.

For EOL policy details, see the Enterprise Products End of Life Policy at: http://www.mcafee.com/common/media/mcafeeb2b/support/terms/Support_Policy-Product_Support_EOL.pdf.


Definitions
End of Life Period  The timeframe that runs from the day Intel Security announces product discontinuation until the last date that the product is formally supported by Intel Security. In general, after the EOL Period is announced, no enhancements are made.
End of Life Date  The last day that the product is supported according the terms of the Intel Security standard support offering.
 

 
 

Workstation Windows operating systems
IMPORTANT: For timeline information on supporting new Service Packs and general policies, see KB50473.
 
Microsoft client operating systems
Latest
supported
SP or Update
CMA 3.6.0
MA 4.0
MA
4.8
MA
5.0
Comments
Microsoft Windows 10 (Home, Education, Enterprise, Professional) Windows 10 Version 1511 (November Update) No No Yes Yes MA 5.0.2 / MA 4.8 Patch 3 is the minimum supported version. See KB84916.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 2 No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 1 is the minimum supported version.
Microsoft Windows Embedded 8.1 (Pro, Industry) 2 No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 1 is the minimum supported version.
Microsoft Windows 8
(Enterprise, Professional)
 - No No Yes Yes Windows 8.0 To Go is supported with MA 4.8 Patch 1 and later and MA 5.0.2.
Windows Embedded 8
(Pro, Standard, Industry)
-

No

No

Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 1 is the minimum supported version.
Windows Point of Service 1.1 -

No

No

No

Yes
Microsoft Windows 7 x32
(Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Enterprise, Professional, Ultimate)
1

No

Yes Yes Yes MA 4.0 Patch 3 is the minimum supported version.
Microsoft Windows 7 x64
(Home Basic, Home Premium, Enterprise, Professional, Ultimate)
1

No

Yes Yes  Yes MA 4.0 Patch 3 is the minimum supported version.
Windows Embedded Standard 7 1

No

No Yes Yes
Windows Embedded POSReady 7 1 No No Yes  Yes  
Microsoft Windows Vista x32 and x64
(Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, Ultimate)

2

Yes

Yes

Yes  Yes  
Microsoft Windows XP (Professional, Home Edition)

3

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes NOTE: Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014.
Microsoft Windows XP x64 Edition (Professional, Home Edition)

2

Yes

Yes

Yes  Yes NOTE: Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014.
Microsoft Windows XP Embedded

2

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes Support is limited to physical disks and not thin client installations.
Windows Embedded Standard 2009 - No No Yes Yes Support is limited to physical disks and not thin client installations.
Windows Embedded POS Ready 2009 - No No Yes  Yes Support is limited to physical disks and not thin client installations.
Windows Embedded POS (WEPOS) - No No Yes Yes Support is limited to physical disks and not thin client installations.
Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

3

Yes

-

Yes  Yes  
Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005

3

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes  
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

4

Yes

Yes

No No MA 4.0 Patch 4 is the last agent version to support Windows 2000.
NOTE: Microsoft ended support for Windows 2000 on July 13, 2010.
Microsoft Windows NT WorkStation 4.0

4

Yes

No

No No CMA 3.6 for Application Control is the only supported version for NT. Access to the download is available to customers through their Application Control Grant Number.
NOTE: Microsoft ended support for Windows NT Workstation 4.0 on June 30, 2004.
 
NOTE: Review the End of Life information for specific details regarding Windows 2000 support at http://www.mcafee.com/us/support/support-eol.aspx.


Non-Windows Operating Systems
 
Non-Windows operating systems
Latest
supported
SP
CMA
3.7
MA
4.0
MA
4.8
MA
5.0
Comments
AIX 5.3 TL 6 or later and 6.1 (64-bit only) - No No Yes No Power 5, 6, 7
AIX 7.1 (64-bit only) - No No Yes No Power PC 5, 6, and 7
Amazon Linux AMI 2014.x - No No No Yes
Apple Macintosh OS version 10.4 (Tiger)

-

No

Yes

No  No  
Apple Macintosh OS version 10.5 (Leopard)

-

No

Yes

Yes  No  
Apple Macintosh OS version 10.6 (Snow Leopard) -

No

No

Yes  Yes  
Apple Macintosh OS version 10.7 (Lion) -

No

No

Yes  Yes  
Apple Macintosh OS version 10.8 (Mountain Lion) - No No Yes  Yes
Apple Macintosh OS version 10.9 (Mavericks) - No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 1 is the minimum supported version. Client systems will need to use MA 4.8 Patch 1 or later before upgrading to the new operating system version.
Apple Macintosh OS version 10.9.5 (Mavericks) - No No Yes Yes
MA 4.8 Patch 1 / MA 5.0.1 is the minimum supported version.
Apple Macintosh OS version 10.10 (Yosemite) - No No
Yes
Yes
MA 4.8 Patch 2 HF972377 / MA 4.8 Patch 3 / MA 5.0.1 is the minimum supported version.
Apple Macintosh OS version 10.11 (El Capitan) - No No
Yes
Yes
MA 4.8 Patch 3 / MA 5.0.2 HF1085179 is the minimum supported version.
Cent OS 4.0-4.9 - No No No No
Cent OS 5.0-5.11, 6.0, 6.2 - No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 3 and MA 5.0.2 added support for 5.10 and 5.11.
Cent OS 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6 - No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 3 and MA 5.0.2 added support for 6.6.
Cent OS 7.0, 7.1 (64-bit) - No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 2 Linux is the minimum supported version.
MA 4.8 Patch 3 and MA 5.0.2 added support for 7.1.
Cent OS 7.0 Build 1503 (64-bit) - No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 3 and MA 5.0.2 Linux is the minimum supported version.
Debian 5.0.3, 6.0.1  (32-bit or 64-bit kernel) - No No Yes Yes
Debian 7.01, 7.7, 7.8 (32-bit or 64-bit kernel) - No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 3 and MA 5.0.2 added support for 7.7 and 7.8.
Fedora 10.x - No No No No
Fedora 11.x, 12.x - No No No No
Fedora 13.x - No No No No
Fedora 14.x, 15.x, 16.x - No No Yes No
HP-UX 11i v1 (build 11.11) - No Yes Yes No PA-RISC
HP-UX 11i v2 (build 11.23) - No Yes Yes No PA-RISC
HP-UX 11i v2 (build 11.23) Itanium - No No Yes No
HP-UX 11.31 - No No Yes No
HP-UX 11.31 Itanium - No No Yes No
OpenSUSE 10.2, 10.3 - No No No No
OpenSUSE 11.0 - 11.3 - No No Yes Yes
OpenSUSE 12.1 - No No Yes Yes
OpenSUSE 13.1, 13.2 - No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 2 is the minimum supported version.
MA 4.8 Patch 3 and MA 5.0.2 added support for 13.2.
Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.8, 5.9 - 5.11 - No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 2 and MA 5.0.1 added support for 5.9 - 5.11.
Oracle Enterprise Linux 6 6 No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 2 Linux is the minimum supported version.
Oracle Enterprise Linux 7 (64-bit) 1 No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 2 and MA 5.0.1 Linux is the minimum supported version.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

9

Yes

Yes

Yes No  
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8, 5.9 - 5.11

-

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 2 and MA 5.0.1 added support for 5.9 - 5.11. 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 6 No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 3 / MA 5.0.1 is the minimum supported version.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (64-bit) 1 No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 2 Linux added 7.0 support.
MA 4.8 Patch 3 and MA 5.0.1 added 7.1 support.
Scientific Linux 5.7, 6.3  (32-bit or 64-bit kernel) - No No Yes Yes
Solaris 8 (32-bit or 64-bit kernel)

-

Yes

Yes

No No Sparc
Solaris 9 (32-bit or 64-bit kernel)

-

Yes

Yes

Yes No Sparc
Solaris 9 x86 (Intel x86) - No No No No
Solaris 10 (32-bit or 64-bit kernel)

-

Yes

Yes

Yes No Sparc
Solaris 10 x86 (Intel x86 or AMD 64-bit) - No No No No
Solaris 11 (64-bit kernel) - No No Yes No Sparc
SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 9 4 Yes Yes No No
SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 to SP4, 11 to SP3

-

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and 11 - No No Yes Yes
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (64-bit) - No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 2 Linux is the minimum supported version.
SuSE Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux) 10

4

Yes

Yes Yes
SuSE Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux) 11 3 No No Yes Yes
Ubuntu 8.04, 8.10, 9.04, 9.10 - No No No No
Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10 - No No No No
Ubuntu 11.04 - No No Yes Yes
Ubuntu 11.10 - No No Yes Yes
Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10  - No No Yes Yes
Ubuntu 13.04, 13.10 - No No Yes Yes
Ubuntu 14.04 (32-bit or 64-bit) - No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 2 is the minimum supported version.
 
Support for the selected platforms will be added with an MA 5.0.x release in 2015. The release and target dates are not yet available.
 

Server operating systems
IMPORTANT: For timeline information on supporting new Service Packs and general policies, see KB50473.
 
Microsoft server operating systems
Latest
supported
SP
CMA
3.6.0
MA
4.0
MA
4.8
MA
5.0
Comments
Windows 2012 Server R2 Update 1 (Standard, Datacenter) U2
No
No
Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 2 is the minimum supported version.
Windows 2012 Server R2 (Standard, Datacenter) U2
No
No
Yes  Yes MA 4.8 Patch 1 is the minimum supported version.
Windows 2012 Server (Standard, Datacenter) U2
No
No
Yes  Yes
Windows 2012 R2 Storage Server Essentials -
No
No
Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 1 is the minimum supported version.
Windows Small Business Server 2011 -
No
No
No
Yes
Windows 2008 Server R2
(Standard, Enterprise, DataCenter, Web, Core)
1
No
Yes Yes Yes MA 4.0 Patch 3 is the minimum supported version.
Windows 2008 Server
(Standard, Enterprise, DataCenter, Web, Core)
2
 Yes
Yes
Yes Yes CMA 3.6.0 Patch 4 is the minimum supported version.
The original released version of Windows Server 2008 was Windows Server 2008, build 6001: Service Pack 1.
This is the base version and includes Service Pack 1. Both Service Packs 1 and 2 are supported.
Windows 2008 Server 64-bit
(Standard, Enterprise, DataCenter, Web, Core)
2
 Yes
Yes
Yes  Yes CMA 3.6.0 Patch 4 is the minimum supported version.
Windows 2008 and 2008 R2 Storage Server
1
No
No
No
Yes
Windows 2003 Storage Server
2
Yes
-
 - - Windows 2003 SP2 is the minimum supported version.
Windows 2003 Server
(Standard, Enterprise, Web)
2
Yes
Yes
Yes  Yes Windows 2003 SP2 is the minimum supported version.
Windows Server 2003 64-bit
(Standard, Enterprise, Web)
2
Yes
Yes
Yes Yes
Windows 2003 Server R2
(Standard, Enterprise, Web)
2
Yes
Yes
Yes Yes  Windows 2003 SP2 is the minimum supported version.
Windows 2003 Server R2 x64
(Standard, Enterprise, Web)
2
Yes
Yes
Yes Yes
Windows 2003 Small Business Server
2
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows 2003 SP2 is the minimum supported version.
Windows 2003 Small Business Server R2
2
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows 2003 SP2 is the minimum supported version.
Windows 2000 Server
4
Yes
Yes
No  No  MA 4.0 Patch 4 is the last agent version to support Windows 2000.
NOTE: Microsoft ended support for Windows 2000 on July 13, 2010.
Windows 2000 Advanced Server
4
Yes
Yes
No No  NOTE: Microsoft ended support for Windows 2000 on July 13, 2010. 
Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
4
-
Yes
No No  NOTE: Microsoft ended support for Windows 2000 on July 13, 2010. 
Windows NT Server 4.0
6a
Yes
No
No  No  NOTE: Microsoft ended support for Windows NT Server 4.0 on Dec. 31, 2004. 
Windows NT Enterprise Server 4.0
6a
Yes
No
No  No  NOTE: Microsoft ended support for Windows NT Server 4.0 on June 30, 2004. 
Windows NT Terminal Server Edition
6a
Yes
No
No No  NOTE: Microsoft ended support for Windows NT Server 4.0 on June 30, 2004.  


NOTE: Please review the End of Life information for specific details regarding Windows 2000 support: http://www.mcafee.com/us/support/support-eol.aspx

Additional supported platforms

Virtual Platforms MA
4.8
MA
5.0
Comments
Citrix XenDesktop Yes Yes  
Citrix XenServer Yes Yes  
ESX
Yes Yes  
VMware Workstation
Yes Yes  
VMware Player Yes Yes  
VMware Server Yes Yes  
Windows Server Hyper-V
Yes Yes  


Support for 64-bit processors (Hardware)

64-bit processors
CMA
3.6.0
MA
4.0
MA
4.8
MA
5.0
Comments
ItaniumV1
No
No
No No  
ItaniumV2
No
Yes
No No  
Other 64-bit processors running in 32-bit emulation
Yes
Yes
No No  
 

Latest McAfee Agent and Common Management Agent Patches and build numbers

Product Version Article
McAfee Agent 5.0 KB82105
McAfee Agent 4.8 KB77534
 
McAfee product software, upgrades, maintenance releases, and documentation are available from the Product Downloads site at: http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/downloads.aspx.

NOTE:
 You will need a valid Grant Number for access. KB56057 provides additional information about the Product Downloads site, as well as alternate locations for some products.

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