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Supported platforms, environments, and operating systems for McAfee Agent and Common Management Agent
Technical Articles ID:  KB51573
Last Modified:  8/4/2016
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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 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 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


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 5.1 and 5.3. NOTE: Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 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
Service Pack or Update
CMA 3.6.0
MA 4.0
MA
4.8
MA
5.0
Comments
Windows 10
(Home, Education, Enterprise, Professional)
Windows 10 Version 1607 (Anniversary Update) No No Yes Yes MA 5.0.2 / MA 4.8 Patch 3 is the minimum supported version for Windows 10 Version 1511 (November Update). See KB84916.
MA 5.0.4 / MA 4.8 Patch 3 is the minimum supported version for Windows 10 Version 1607 (Anniversary Update). See KB84916.
Windows 8.1 2 No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 1 is the minimum supported version.
Windows Embedded 8.1
(Pro, Industry)
2 No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 1 is the minimum supported version.
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 and later.
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 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 Standard 7 1

No

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

2

Yes

Yes

Yes  Yes  
Windows XP
(Professional, Home Edition)

3

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes MA 5.0.3 is the last agent version to support Windows XP.
NOTE:
 Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. See KB78434 and KB85993 for more details.
Windows XP x64 Edition
(Professional, Home Edition)

2

Yes

Yes

Yes  Yes MA 5.0.3 is the last agent version to support Windows XP x64 Edition.
NOTE:
 Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. See KB78434 and KB85993 for more details.
Windows XP Embedded

2

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.
NOTE: Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. See KB78434 and KB85993 for more details.
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) - 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

3

Yes

Yes

Yes  Yes MA 5.0.3 is the last agent version to support Windows XP Tablet PC Edition.
NOTE: Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. See KB78434 and KB85993 for more details.
Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005

3

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes MA 5.0.3 is the last agent version to support Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005.
NOTE:
 Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. See KB78434 and KB85993 for more details.
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.
Windows NT WorkStation 4.0

6a

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.
 


Non-Windows operating systems
 
Non-Windows operating systems
Latest
supported
Service Pack or Update
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 PC 5, 6, and 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 9 No No No No
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.
Cent OS 6 7 No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 3 and MA 5.0.2 added support for 6.6.
Cent OS 7 2 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.
Debian 5, 6 (32-bit or 64-bit kernel) Service Packs No No Yes Yes
Debian 7 (32-bit or 64-bit kernel) 9 No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 3 and MA 5.0.2 added support for 7.7 and 7.8.
Debian 8 2 No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 2 added support.
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
Lifeline 4 3 No No Yes No MA 4.8 Patch 2 added support.
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.
OpenSUSE Tumbleweed - No No No Yes MA 5.0.3 is the minimum supported version.
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

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 7 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) 2 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 and 11

4

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes
SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 1 No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 2 Linux is the minimum supported version.
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and 11 4 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 Linux Enterprise Real Time Extension 9, 10, 11 - No No Yes Yes
SuSE Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux) 10

4

No

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, 14.10 (32-bit or 64-bit) - No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 2 is the minimum supported version.
Ubuntu 15.04, 15.10 - No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 3 and MA 5.0.1 added support.
Ubuntu 16.04 - No No No Yes MA 5.0.3 is the minimum supported version.
 
 

Windows 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 2012 R2 Update 1
(Standard, Datacenter)
U3
No
No
Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 2 is the minimum supported version.
Windows Server 2012 R2
(Standard, Datacenter)
U3
No
No
Yes  Yes MA 4.8 Patch 1 is the minimum supported version.
Windows Server 2012
(Standard, Datacenter)
U3
No
No
Yes  Yes
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 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 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 Server 2008 64-bit
(Standard, Enterprise, DataCenter, Web, Core)
2
 Yes
Yes
Yes  Yes CMA 3.6.0 Patch 4 is the minimum supported version.
Windows Storage Server 2008 and 2008 R2
1
No
No
No
Yes
Windows Storage Server 2003
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.
NOTE: Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. See KB81563 and KB85993 for more details.
Windows Server 2003 
(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.
NOTE: Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. See KB81563 and KB85993 for more details.
Windows Server 2003 64-bit
(Standard, Enterprise, Web)
2
Yes
Yes
Yes Yes MA 5.0.3 is the last agent version to support Windows Server 2003 64-bit.
NOTE:
 Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. See KB81563 and KB85993 for more details.
Windows Server 2003 R2
(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.
NOTE: Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. See KB81563 and KB85993 for more details.
Windows Server 2003 R2 x64
(Standard, Enterprise, Web)
2
Yes
Yes
Yes Yes MA 5.0.3 is the last agent version to support Windows Server 2003 R2 x64.
NOTE:
 Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. See KB81563 and KB85993 for more details.
Windows 2003 Small Business Server
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.
NOTE: Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. See KB81563 and KB85993 for more details.
Windows 2003 Small Business Server R2
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.
NOTE: Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. See KB81563 and KB85993 for more details.
Windows Server 2000
4
Yes
Yes
No  No  MA 4.0 Patch 4 is the last agent version to support Windows Server 2000.
NOTE: Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2000 on July 13, 2010.
Windows 2000 Advanced Server
4
Yes
Yes
No No  NOTE: Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2000 on July 13, 2010. 
Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
4
Yes
Yes
No No  NOTE: Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 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.  

 

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
 
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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