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Support Statement for McAfee Products for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2
Technical Articles ID:  KB60468
Last Modified:  02/11/2014
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Environment

McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention (Host IPS) 7.0
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) 8.7i

Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista SP2
Microsoft Windows 2008 R2

Summary

This article describes patch requirements for McAfee products when upgrading to Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2.

McAfee product software, upgrades, maintenance releases, and documentation are available from the McAfee 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 McAfee Downloads site, as well as alternate locations for some products.


For the latest comprehensive VSE environment support information, see KB75270

Solution

VirusScan Enterprise
VSE 8.7i Patch 2 is the first version to provide full support for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2. It was made available 3 November, 2009 and has been superseded by Patch 2 Repost.

VSE (managed by ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO))

  • Environments where VSE is managed by ePO 4.0 (or later) must check-in the VirusScan extension update package released with Patch 2 or later.

    NOTE:
    If you are using the Patch 2 Repost, the Patch 2 Repost extension update package must be replaced by that used in Patch 2. McAfee advises to use the latest Patch level however. 
     
  • To run on Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2, all VSE 8.7i tasks have to be re-created within ePO 4.x.
  • Alternatively, use an SQL script that can update the existing tasks. See article KB67321 for instructions.
Host Intrusion Prevention
Host IPS 7.0 with Patch 5 is the first version to fully support Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2. For more information, refer to article KB65844.

ePO/McAfee Agent
  • For environments managed by ePO, McAfee Agent 4.0 Patch 3 is the minimum Agent version required to support Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2. For more information, see KB66706
  • To run on Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2, all tasks have to be re-created within ePO 4.x. Alternatively, use an SQL script that can update the existing tasks. See KB67321 for instructions.
  • For information about McAfee Agent 4.5, see KB66152 

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