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Differences between the VSE 8.8 Patch 2 and 3 installation files for Windows 8 and Server 2012
Technical Articles ID:   KB76536
Last Modified:  6/12/2013


McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 (VSE) Patch 1 and 3
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows Server 2012


This article provides important information about VSE 8.8 Patch 3. When released, it will provide full support for both Windows 8 and Server 2012 operating systems.

When installing the full package, VSE880LMLRP3.Zip is the only package available for download that contains files for Patch 2 and Patch 3.
  • Patch 2 files are intended for operating systems than Windows 8/Server 2012.
  • Patch 3 files are intended for Windows 8/Server 2012 only.
NOTE: If you try to install the Patch 3 to an operating system older than Windows 8 or Server 2012, it fails and you see the following message:

This product requires Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012”. Patch 2 instead, needs to be used.

If you add the package to an ePO repository for distribution via the deployment task, a detection script ensures only the appropriate files are downloaded for that operating system. Operating systems older than Windows 8 downloads and installs the Patch 2 files. Windows 8/Server 2012 systems only downloads and installs the Patch 3 files.

The following table lists the required files for creating a standalone package for a Patch 2 installation and for Patch 3 installation separately, by extracting the necessary files from the .zip package obtained from the McAfee Downloads site, or from the ePO repository.

IMPORTANT: If you install the Patch 2 installation files to Windows 8/Server 2012 you must also apply the Patch 3 (.msp) package to have a supported installation.

Patch 2 and Patch 3 installation files

Patch 2
(for operating systems older than Windows 8/Server 2012)
Patch 3
(for Windows 8/Server 2012 only)
  • msistrings.bin
  • setupvse.exe
  • setup.ini
  • Uninst.exe
  • Uninstx64.exe
  • UnInst.ini
  • VSE880.msi
  • WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86.exe
  • vcredist_x86.exe
  • vcredist_x64.exe
  • msistrings.bin
  • setupvse_win8.exe
  • setup_win8.ini
  • Uninst.exe
  • Uninstx64.exe
  • Uninst.ini
  • VSE880_win8.msi
  • WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86.exe
  • vcredist_x86.exe
  • vcredist_x64.exe


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