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Supported platforms, environments, and operating systems for McAfee Agent and Common Management Agent
Technical Articles ID:   KB51573
Last Modified:  8/18/2017
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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

Summary

As Microsoft releases new operating systems or Service Packs, the original product guides might not reflect the current McAfee 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 McAfee products supported for use on 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 5.9 and later Yes3 Yes3 Yes3 Yes3
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

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 prior client versions, back to CMA 3.6.0 for Application and Change Control.

2 MA 4.0 Patch 4 for Windows 2000 is the only supported MA 4.0 version, and supported only with Application Control. This is supported with ePO 5.1 and 5.3. 

3 The MA 5.0.4.104 extension is the minimum extension version supported in ePO 5.9.0. This extension is backward compatible with previous MA clients. 

 

Microsoft Windows - Supported WORKSTATION operating systems
IMPORTANT: For timeline information on supporting new Service Packs and general policies, see KB50473.
 
Microsoft client operating systems
Latest
supported
Service Pack or Update
CMA 3.6.0
MA 4.0
MA
4.8
MA
5.0
Comments
Windows 10
(Home, Education, Enterprise, Professional, IOT Enterprise)
Windows 10 Creators Update No No Yes Yes
  • MA 5.0.2 / MA 4.8 Patch 3 is the minimum supported version for Windows 10 Version 1507 and Windows 10 LTSB version 1507.
     
  • MA 5.0.4 / MA 4.8 Patch 3 is the minimum supported version for Windows 10 Version 1607 (Anniversary Update) and Windows 10 LTSB version 1607.
     
  • MA 5.0.5 / MA 4.8 Patch 3 is the minimum supported version for Windows 10 Creators Update and IOT Enterprise.
See KB85784.
Windows 8.1 
(Professional, Enterprise)
Windows 8.1 Update No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 1 is the minimum supported version.

Windows 8.1 To Go is supported with MA 5.0.3 and later.
Windows Embedded 8.1
(Professional, Standard, Industry)
Windows 8.1 Update No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 1 is the minimum supported version.
Windows 8
(Professional, Enterprise)
- No No Yes Yes Windows 8.0 To Go is supported with MA 4.8 Patch 1 (and later), and MA 5.0.2 (and later).
Windows Embedded 8
(Professional, 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 MA 5.0.3 is the last agent version to support Windows Point of Service 1.1.
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.
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 7
(Enterprise, POSReady, Standard)
1 No No Yes Yes  
Windows Vista x32 and x64
(Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, Ultimate)

2

Yes Yes Yes  Yes  
Windows XP x32 1
(Professional, Home)

3

Yes Yes Yes Yes MA 5.0.3 is the last agent version to support Windows XP.
Windows XP x64 1
(Professional, Home)

2

Yes Yes Yes  Yes MA 5.0.3 is the last agent version to support Windows XP x64 Edition.
Windows XP Embedded 2

3

Yes Yes Yes Yes MA 5.0.3 is the last agent version to support Windows XP Embedded.

Support is limited to physical disks and not thin client installations.
Windows Embedded Standard 2009 3 No No Yes Yes MA 5.0.3 is the last agent version to support Windows Embedded Standard 2009.

Support is limited to physical disks and not thin client installations.
Windows Embedded POS Ready 2009 3 No No Yes  Yes MA 5.0.3 is the last agent version to support Windows Embedded POS Ready 2009.

Support is limited to physical disks and not thin client installations.
Windows Embedded POS (WEPOS) 3 - No No Yes Yes MA 5.0.3 is the last agent version to support Windows Embedded POS (WEPOS).

Support is limited to physical disks and not thin client installations.
Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 1

3

Yes Yes Yes  Yes MA 5.0.3 is the last agent version to support Windows XP Tablet PC Edition.
Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 1

3

Yes Yes Yes Yes MA 5.0.3 is the last agent version to support Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005.
 
1 Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. See KB78434 and KB85993 for more details.
2 Microsoft ended support for Windows XP Embedded January 12, 2016.
3 Microsoft ended support for Windows Embedded for Point of Service on April 12, 2016.
 

Microsoft Windows - Supported SERVER operating systems
IMPORTANT: For timeline information on supporting new Service Packs and general policies, see KB50473.
 
Microsoft server operating systems
Latest
supported
Service Pack or Update
CMA
3.6.0
MA
4.0
MA
4.8
MA
5.0
Comments
Windows Server 2016
(Standard, Datacenter, Essentials, Core)
- No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 3 and MA 5.0.4 are the minimum supported versions.
Windows Server 2012 R2 with Update
(Standard, Datacenter, Essentials, Foundation, Core)
- No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 2 is the minimum supported version.
Windows Server 2012 R2
(Standard, Datacenter, Essentials, Foundation, Core)
- No No Yes  Yes MA 4.8 Patch 1 is the minimum supported version.
Windows Server 2012
(Standard, Datacenter, Essentials, Foundation, Core)
- No No Yes  Yes  
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 with update - No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 2 is the minimum supported version.
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 - No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 1 is the minimum supported version.
Windows Storage Server 2012 - No No Yes Yes  
Windows Small Business Server 2011 - No No No Yes  
Windows Server 2008 R2
(Standard, Enterprise, DataCenter, Web, Core)
1 No Yes Yes Yes MA 4.0 Patch 3 is the minimum supported version.
Windows Server 2008
(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 Storage Server 2008 R2 1 No No No Yes  
Windows Storage Server 2008  2 No No No Yes  
Windows Storage Server 2003 1 2
Yes
Yes
 Yes Yes MA 5.0.3 is the last agent version to support Windows Storage Server 2003. Windows Server 2003 SP2 is the minimum supported version.
Windows Server 2003 1
(Standard, Enterprise, Web)
2
Yes
Yes
Yes  Yes MA 5.0.3 is the last agent version to support Windows Server 2003. Windows Server 2003 SP2 is the minimum supported version.
Windows Server 2003 R2 1
(Standard, Enterprise, Web)
2
Yes
Yes
Yes Yes MA 5.0.3 is the last agent version to support Windows Server 2003 R2. Windows Server 2003 SP2 is the minimum supported version.
Windows 2003 Small Business Server 1 2
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
MA 5.0.3 is the last agent version to support Windows 2003 Small Business Server. Windows Server 2003 SP2 is the minimum supported version.
Windows 2003 Small Business Server R2 1 2
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
MA 5.0.3 is the last agent version to support Windows 2003 Small Business Server R2. Windows Server 2003 SP2 is the minimum supported version.
1 Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. See KB81563 and KB85993 for more details.


Apple Macintosh - Supported operating systems
 
Macintosh operating systems
Latest
supported 
Service Pack or Update
CMA
3.7
MA
4.0
MA
4.8
MA
5.0
Comments
Apple Macintosh OS version 10.12 (Sierra) 6 No No No Yes
  • MA 5.0.4 is the minimum supported version.
  • MA 5.0.4 Hotfix 1174804 added support for Mac 10.12.2 and 10.12.3.
  • MA 5.0.5 added support for Mac 10.12.4, 10.12.5, and 10.12.6
Apple Macintosh OS version 10.11 (El Capitan) 6 No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 3 / MA 5.0.2 HF1085179 is the minimum supported version.
Apple Macintosh OS version 10.10 (Yosemite) 5 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 10.9 (Mavericks) 5 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 you upgrade to the new operating system version.

MA 5.0.1 is the minimum supported version for Apple Macintosh OS version 10.9.5.
Apple Macintosh OS version 10.8 (Mountain Lion) 5 No No Yes Yes MA 5.0.4 is the last agent version to support Apple Macintosh OS version 10.8.
Apple Macintosh OS version 10.7 (Lion) 5 No No Yes Yes MA 5.0.4 is the last agent version to support Apple Macintosh OS version 10.7.
Apple Macintosh OS version 10.6 (Snow Leopard) 8 No No Yes Yes MA 5.0.4 is the last agent version to support Apple Macintosh OS version 10.6.
Apple Macintosh OS version 10.5 (Leopard) - No Yes Yes No  
Apple Macintosh OS version 10.4 (Tiger) - No Yes No No  


Linux - Supported operating systems
NOTE: The McAfeeSmartInstall.sh requires glibc 2.7 or later when installing native 64-bit McAfee Agent, and glibc 2.3.2 or later when installing 32-bit McAfee Agent from the Agent Deployment URL.
 
Linux operating systems
Latest
supported
Service Pack or Update
CMA
3.7
MA
4.0
MA
4.8
MA
5.0
Comments
Amazon Linux AMI 2014.x - No No No Yes  
Cent OS 7 3 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.
  • MA 5.0.4 added support for native Linux 64-bit.
Cent OS 6 9 No No Yes Yes
  • MA 4.8 Patch 3 and MA 5.0.2 added support for 6.6.
  • MA 5.0.4 added support for native Linux 64-bit.
Cent OS 5 11 No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 3 and MA 5.0.2 added support for 5.10 and 5.11.
Debian 8 8 No No Yes Yes
  • MA 4.8 Patch 2 added support.
  • MA 5.0.4 added support for native Linux 64-bit.
Debian 7 11 No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 3 and MA 5.0.2 added support for 7.7 and above.
Debian 6 10 No No Yes Yes  
Debian 5 10 No No Yes Yes  
Fedora 14.x, 15.x, 16.x - No No Yes No  
Lifeline 4 3 No No Yes No MA 4.8 Patch 2 added support.
OpenSUSE 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.
  • MA 5.0.4 added support for native Linux 64-bit.
OpenSUSE 12 3 No No Yes Yes MA 5.0.4 added support for native Linux 64-bit.
OpenSUSE 11 4 No No Yes Yes MA 5.0.4 added support for native Linux 64-bit.
OpenSUSE Leap 42.1, 42.2 No No No Yes
  • MA 5.0.3 is the minimum supported version.
  • MA 5.0.4 added support for native Linux 64-bit.
OpenSUSE Tumbleweed - No No No Yes
  • MA 5.0.3 is the minimum supported version.
  • MA 5.0.4 added support for native Linux 64-bit.
Oracle Enterprise Linux 7 (64-bit) 3 No No Yes Yes
  • MA 4.8 Patch 2 and MA 5.0.1 Linux is the minimum supported version.
  • MA 5.0.4 added support for native Linux 64-bit.
Oracle Enterprise Linux 6 9 No No Yes Yes
  • MA 4.8 Patch 2 Linux is the minimum supported version.
  • MA 5.0.4 added support for native Linux 64-bit.
Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 11 No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 2 and MA 5.0.1 added support for 5.9 - 5.11.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 3 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.
  • MA 5.0.4 added support for native Linux 64-bit.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 9 No No Yes Yes
  • MA 4.8 Patch 3 / MA 5.0.1 is the minimum supported version.
  • MA 5.0.4 added support for native Linux 64-bit.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 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 4

9

Yes Yes Yes No  
Scientific Linux 5.7, 6.3 - No No Yes No  
SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 2 No No Yes Yes
  • MA 4.8 Patch 2 Linux is the minimum supported version.
  • MA 5.0.4 added support for native Linux 64-bit.
SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes MA 5.0.4 added support for native Linux 64-bit.
SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes  
SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 9 4 Yes Yes No No  
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 2 No No Yes Yes
  • MA 4.8 Patch 2 Linux is the minimum supported version.
  • MA 5.0.4 added support for native Linux 64-bit.
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 4 No No Yes Yes MA 5.0.4 added support for native Linux 64-bit.
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 4 No No Yes Yes  
SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time Extension 12 - No No Yes Yes
  • MA 4.8 Patch 2 Linux is the minimum supported version.
  • MA 5.0.4 added support for native Linux 64-bit.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time Extension 11 - No No Yes Yes
  • MA 5.0.4 added support for native Linux 64-bit.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time Extension 10 - No No Yes Yes  
Ubuntu 17.04 - No No No Yes
  • MA 5.0.4 is the minimum supported version.
  • MA 5.0.4 added support for native Linux 64-bit. 
Ubuntu 16.10 - No No Yes Yes
  • MA 4.8 Patch 3 and MA 5.0.4 are the minimum supported versions.
  • MA 5.0.4 added support for native Linux 64-bit.
Ubuntu 16.04 - No No No Yes
  • MA 5.0.3 is the minimum supported version.
  • MA 5.0.4 added support for native Linux 64-bit.
Ubuntu 15.04, 15.10 - No No Yes Yes
  • MA 4.8 Patch 3 and MA 5.0.1 added support.
  • MA 5.0.4 added support for native Linux 64-bit.
Ubuntu 14.04, 14.10 (32-bit or 64-bit) - No No Yes Yes
  • MA 4.8 Patch 2 is the minimum supported version.
  • MA 5.0.4 added support for native Linux 64-bit.
Ubuntu 13.04, 13.10 - No No Yes Yes MA 5.0.4 added support for native Linux 64-bit.
Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10 - No No Yes Yes MA 5.0.4 added support for native Linux 64-bit.
Ubuntu 11.04, 11.10 - No No Yes Yes  
 
Hewlett Packard HP-UX - Supported operating systems
 
HPUX operating systems
Latest
supported 
Service Pack or Update
CMA
3.7
MA
4.0
MA
4.8
MA
5.0
Comments
HP-UX 11.31 - No No Yes No  
HP-UX 11.31 Itanium - No No Yes No  
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 11i v1 (build 11.11) - No Yes Yes No PA-RISC
 
IBM AIX - Supported operating systems
 
IBM AIX operating systems
Latest
supported 
Service Pack or Update
CMA
3.7
MA
4.0
MA
4.8
MA
5.0
Comments
AIX 7.1 (64-bit only) - No No Yes No Power PC 5, 6, and 7
AIX 5.3 TL 6 or later and 6.1 (64-bit only) - No No Yes No Power PC 5, 6, and 7
 
Oracle Solaris - Supported operating systems
 
Oracle operating systems
Latest
supported 
Service Pack or Update
CMA
3.7
MA
4.0
MA
4.8
MA
5.0
Comments
Solaris 11 (64-bit kernel) - No No Yes No Sparc
Solaris 10 (32-bit or 64-bit kernel) - Yes Yes Yes No Sparc
Solaris 9 (32-bit or 64-bit kernel) - Yes Yes Yes No Sparc
Solaris 8 (32-bit or 64-bit kernel) - Yes Yes No No Sparc
 
 

 Support for virtual platforms
 
Virtual platforms MA
4.8
MA
5.0
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
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
 
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