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Manual update of Host Intrusion Prevention 8.0 signatures from the McAfee CommonUpdater site
Technical Articles ID:   KB55211
Last Modified:  7/5/2018
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Environment

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) 5.x
McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention (Host IPS) 8.0

Summary

Use the following processes to manually download and check in Host IPS content updates from the McAfee CommonUpdater site.
 
HTTP download:
  1. Create a temporary update folder.
  2. Copy EceptCntDet.mcs to the update folder.
  3. Copy all files except replica.log to the update folder.
     
    NOTE: If any of the files are missing, a Failed to open file error will display when you check the files in.
     
  4. Check the files in using the ePO 5.x repository check-in procedure below.
 
FTP download:
  1. Create a temporary update folder.
  2. Launch a web browser and go to:
    ftp://ftp.nai.com/commonupdater/Current/ENCPTCNT6000/
     
  3. Copy EceptCntDet.mcs to the update folder.
  4. Copy all files except replica.log to the update folder.
     
    NOTE: If any of the files are missing, a Failed to open file error will display when you check the files in.
     
  5. Check the files in using the ePO 5.x repository check-in procedure below.
 
 
ePO 5.x repository check-in:
  1. From the ePO server, ensure you have access to all of the files in your temporary update folder.
  2. Open the temporary update directory on your desktop, select all files, and zip them.

    NOTE: Do not include the directory, only the files. 
     
  3. Log on to the ePO console.
  4. Click Menu, Software, Master Repository.
  5. Click Check In Package
  6. Browse to the newly created .zip file containing the content update files, and click Next to check in the package.
  7. Click Save to complete the check-in.
  8. Verify that you have the correct content version in the Master Repository list.

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