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All VirusScan Enterprise policies are lost when the VSE 8.8 Patch 3 fails to check in successfully
Technical Articles ID:  KB77066
Last Modified:  06/12/2013

Environment

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 Patch 3 (Build 8.8.0.1128)
 

Problem

If  the VSE 8.8 Patch 3 extension fails to check-in successfully, leads to all VSE previously configured policies in the ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) database being lost.

The following error is reported at the ePO console when the check-in fails:

An unexpected error has occurred

This installation failure subsequently then leads to the policies reverting to the default.


Orion.log on the ePO server records the following error:

Command Failed: Installation error: upgrade: [echo] Upgrade called for VIRUSCAN8800 (version 8.8.0.284) BUILD FAILED D:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\EPOLIC~1\server\extensions\installed\VIRUSCAN8800\8.8.0.284\install.xml:66: java.sql.SQLException: Conversion failed when converting the nvarchar value 'szScanItem3' to data type int. Total time: 53 seconds

System Change

Attempted to check-in the VSE 8.8 Patch 3 management extension.

Cause

Two issues occurred:

  • The migration of a scan task failed, because the scan task included a duplicate entry in the database for the Cookie Scan item that exposed an error in the migration logic. This can occur when a scan task is created with default scan items and modified to have only 1 or 2 scan items, where one of those items is still the Cookie Scan item. The duplicate entry is not visible in the user interface but exists within the database itself.
     
  • The rollback/recovery process when encountering the above failure, also failed.

Solution

This issue is resolved in the VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 Patch 3 (Repost) release, which is available from the McAfee Downloads site using a valid Grant Number.

NOTE: The VSE 8.8 Patch 3 (Repost) only includes a new Patch 3 Management Extension to resolve this issue. The VSE 8.8 Patch 3 application build remains 8.8.0.1128.

Patches are cumulative, therefore McAfee recommends that you install the latest one. For information about the latest releases, refer to KB51109.

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.

Workaround

If you have encountered this issue, you must restore a backup of the ePO database from a date before you checked in the VSE 8.8 Patch 3 extension.

NOTE: If you do not have a backup of the ePO database, contact McAfee Technical Support. For details, see related information section.
  1. Refer to the following articles for assistance with database restoration:

    • When using Enterprise Manager/Management Studio, see KB52126.
    • Via command line to restore an ePO 4.5/4.6 database, see KB55123.
    • Using the DBBak.Exe utility, see KB57240.
    • Using OSQL commands, see KB59562.
       
  2. Stop the ePO services:

    1. Click Start, Run, type services.msc, then click OK
    2. Right-click each of the following Services and select Stop:

      McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 4.x.0 Event Parser
      McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 4.x.0 Application Server
      McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 4.x.0 Server

    3. Leave the Services window open.

       
  3. Open SQL Management Studio and check the VSE extension build that is checked in:

    1. Open table OrionExtensions.
    2. Check the version in VIRUSCAN8800

      NOTE: It should list the old extension  version (8.8.0.191 or 8.8.0.208)

      IMPORTANT:
      If the listed version is the Patch 3 extension (8.8.0.284), DO NOT continue. Contact McAfee Technical Support. For contact details, see related information section.

       
  4. Restore the following folders from a backup of the ePO folder:

    • C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\ePolicy Orchestrator\Server\extensions\installed\VIRUSCAN8800\
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\ePolicy Orchestrator\Server\conf\Catalina\localhost\

       
  5. Start the ePO services:

    1. Right-click on each of the Services below and select Start:

      McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 4.x.0 Event Parser
      McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 4.x.0 Application Server
      McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 4.x.0 Server

    2. Close the Services window.

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