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How to deploy the McAfee Stinger via ePolicy Orchestrator 4.x
Technical Articles ID:  KB77981
Last Modified:  10/03/2013
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Environment

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 4.x
McAfee Labs (AVERT)
McAfee Stinger

Summary

Perform the steps in this article to deploy the McAfee Stinger tool through ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) 4.x.

Solution

Perform the following steps to check in and deploy Stinger through ePO:

  1. Download the appropriate Stinger package from:

    http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/stinger.aspx
     
  2. Log on to the ePO 4.x console.
  3. Check in the Stinger package:

    1. Click Menu.
    2. Click Software, Master Repository.
    3. Click Actions, Check in Package.
    4. Select Product or Update (.ZIP) for the Package type.
    5. Click Browse and navigate to the folder where you saved the Stinger package.

      NOTE: The stinger 32-bit/64-bit package naming convention is:

      32-bit package: STIN_W329001
      64-bit package: STIN_W649001
       
    6. Select the installation .ZIP file and click Open.
    7. Click Next

      NOTE: This step may take several minutes to complete while package verification is performed.
       
    8. Click Save.
       
  4. Create at task to deploy the Stinger package:

    1. Click Menu, Systems, System Tree.
    2. Click  Client Tasks.
    3. Click Actions, then select New Task from the drop-down menu.
    4. Provide a name for the task. for example 'Stinger 32 bit package deployment Build 186'.
    5. Under Type, select Product Deployment.
    6. Under Tags, select either Send this task to all computers or Send this task to only computers which have the following criteria.
    7. In Target platforms, select Windows.
    8. In Products and components, take the following actions:

      1. Select the required stinger product, for example 'Stingerx86 [Build] ex: Stinger x86 11.0.0.186.

        NOTE:
        The Stinger package will use the naming convention: 

        32-bit package: Stinger x86 X.X.X.X 
        64-bit package: Stinger x64 X.X.X.X

        (where X.X.X.X is the build number)
         
      2. Select Install from the Action drop-down list.
      3. Select Language Neutral from the language drop-down list.
      4. Select Current from the Branch drop-down list.
      5. In the Command line field, type:

        --reportpath=C:\

        NOTES:
        • The reportpath switch is mandatory. Add any other command line switches as advised by McAfee Technical Support.
        • A folder with the name of the System will be created. The results HTML file will be created in this folder. The file created in this folder will be in the format: Stinger_ddmmyyy_######.html.

          Example: Stinger_05042013_162445.html
           
    9. Click Next.
    10. Under the Schedule section take the following actions:

      1. Set the Schedule status to Enabled.
      2. Under Schedule type select the required schedule option, for example, run immediately.
      3. Click Next and Save the changes. 
NOTE: The user can verify that the Stinger task has run successfully by checking the contents of the folder specified in the reportpath command. The Stinger results HTML file will be present if Stinger has run successfully.

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