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Manual update of Host Intrusion Prevention 8.0 signatures from the McAfee CommonUpdater site
Technical Articles ID:   KB66449
Last Modified:  5/6/2019
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Environment

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

Summary

Recent updates to this article:
 
Date Update
May 6, 2019 Removed references to FTP locations because they no longer exist.

To manually download and check in Host IPS content updates from the McAfee CommonUpdater site, use the following processes.
 
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 is displayed when the files are checked in.
    NOTE: PowerShell or third-party tools can help with downloading these files more easily. PowerShell examples are below (open CMD prompt and change directory to the temporary update folder in Step #1 above. The commands below download the files to the current working directory in the Windows Command prompt):

    powershell Invoke-WebRequest "http://update.nai.com/products/commonupdater/Current/encptcnt6000/eceptcntdet.mcs" -outfile "eceptcntdet.mcs"
    powershell Invoke-WebRequest "http://update.nai.com/products/commonupdater/Current/encptcnt6000/dat/0000/agent-linux.zip" -outfile "agent-linux.zip"
    powershell Invoke-WebRequest "http://update.nai.com/products/commonupdater/Current/encptcnt6000/dat/0000/agent-solaris.zip" -outfile "agent-solaris.zip"
    powershell Invoke-WebRequest "http://update.nai.com/products/commonupdater/Current/encptcnt6000/dat/0000/agent-windows.zip" -outfile "agent-windows.zip"
    powershell Invoke-WebRequest "http://update.nai.com/products/commonupdater/Current/encptcnt6000/dat/0000/eceptcntins.mcs" -outfile "eceptcntins.mcs"
    powershell Invoke-WebRequest "http://update.nai.com/products/commonupdater/Current/encptcnt6000/dat/0000/ecepthelper.mcs" -outfile "ecepthelper.mcs"
    powershell Invoke-WebRequest "http://update.nai.com/products/commonupdater/Current/encptcnt6000/dat/0000/metadata.zip" -outfile "metadata.zip"
    powershell Invoke-WebRequest "http://update.nai.com/products/commonupdater/Current/encptcnt6000/dat/0000/pkgcatalog.z" -outfile "pkgcatalog.z"
    powershell Invoke-WebRequest "http://update.nai.com/products/commonupdater/Current/encptcnt6000/dat/0000/server.zip" -outfile "server.zip"
     
  4. 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 that you have access to all 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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